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Sound Advice for the Candidates

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 01:10 PM

If I were running the Clinton or Obama campaigns, and had to pick a song that echoed the image each of them is trying to project, I’d tell Hillary to reclaim Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” from the Republicans who tried to co-opt it (against Petty’s wishes, apparently). Clinton is presenting herself as the tough, street-fighting woman who’s being told to go home but simply won’t.

As for Obama, I’d have to suggest the Beatles’ “Come Together." Mind you, I wouldn’t want people listening too closely to the verses (not that they make a lot of sense anyway, but who wants to “feel his disease?"), but as an expression of Obama’s desire to cast a wide net, it works.

Join the discussion: Which Democratic candidate has the best music on their side?

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