Brian Beutler directs my attention to the top ten finalists to become Hillary Clinton’s campaign theme song.The major problem here is that a strikingly large proportion of these artists aren’t even Americans. I mean: Shania Twain, Celine Dion? Is Clinton trying to tell us she’s some sort of Canadian Communist? Tunstall’s Scottish, U2 is Irish, it’s all totally unacceptable. Brian says she should pick The Temptations, but I think Tina Turner is the way to go here. Retaining the loyalty of African-American women is the key to stopping Obama, and Turner is the best way to accomplish that and, as best I can tell, comes with no meaningful downside.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama’s favorite musicians, according to Facebook, are Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, J.S. Bach, and the Fugees, making him the very model of the modern non-threatening black man. John Edwards cites Bruce Springsteen, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Natalie Allyn Wakeley Sleeth as artists he likes.