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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Theme Songs for the Democratic Presidential Candidates

The DNC meeting was not just a chance to showcase an Imam who supports Hezbollah but it was also a preview of the Democratic Presidential hopefuls' theme songs. Here's what each one picked...

_John Edwards: "This Is Our Country" by John Mellencamp.
_Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut: "Get Ready (Cause Here I Come)" by the Temptations and "Reach Out," also by the Temptations.
_Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York: "Right Here, Right Now," by Jesus Jones and "Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
_Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio: "America the Beautiful"
-Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois decided against using any music in keeping with the somber tone he sought to convey.
-Wesley Clark, who hasn't indicated whether he will run, entered to Johnny Cash's "I Won't Back Down."

That got me thinking about theme songs that I think are much more appropriate for each one. Here's my choices...

John Edwards - "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon
You walked into the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself go by it
And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner, and
You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? Don't you?

Sen Chris Dodd - "I'm One" by Pete Townsend
Every year is the sameI feel it again.
I'm a loser, no chance to win.
Leaves start falling,
Come down is calling
Loneliness starts sinking in.
But I'm one I am one.
And I can see
That this is me
I will be,
You'll all see,
I'm the one.

Sen Hillary Clinton - "I'm A Bitch- I'm a Lover" by Alanis Morrisette
I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way
Just when you think you've got me figured out
the season's already changing
I think it's cool you do what you do
and don't try to save me

Rep Dennis Kucinich - "They're Coming to Take Me Away" by Dr. Demento
They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa
To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be
happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're
coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!!!
You thought it was a joke and so you laughed, you laughed when I had said
that loosing you would make me flip my lid.. RIGHT???
I know you laughed, I heard you laugh, you laughed you laughed and
laughed and then you left, but now you know I'm utterly mad...

Sen. Barack Obama - "Who Are You?" by The Who
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?

Wesley Clark - "I'm Your Puppet" by Marvin Gaye
Your every wish is my command
All you gotta do is wiggle your little hand
I'm your puppet, I'm your puppet
I'm just a toy, just a funny boy
That makes you laugh when you're blue
I'll be wonderful, do just what I'm told
I'll do anything for you
I'm your puppet, I'm your puppet

There - that's much more fitting than the candidates' choices. Any other suggestions?

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