I Don't Care If It's 2007. This Is Still The Best Campaign Song Of '08

Posted by: Jon Fine on September 25, 2007

Hillary Clinton chose a freaking Celine Dion song for her campaign theme. Hip-hoppers Roy Shivers and King Solomon roll their own for GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul. And it’s awesome. As an added bonus, it’s unquestionably the only song in 2007 to use the phrase “bilateral trade” in close proximity to “smoke killer herb.”

There is no way any campaign song for any 2008 candidate—whether newly written, or appropriated from elsewhere— ends up half as good as this.

Obligatory Notes: This is an aesthetic endorsement, not a political one. NSFW, for cursing. (And for the shots of Giuliani in drag. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

(Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan.)

Reader Comments

John

September 26, 2007 2:38 AM

Why do music artists of all genres create songs about Ron Paul on their own umprompted/unpaid? Why do tens of thousands of Americans rally in the streets for Ron Paul? Why is he raising millions of dollars from regular citizens and not lobbyists? Why is he the most searched candidate on the web? Why has we won more straw polls than any other Republican? Why are there almost 30,000 You Tube videos about him? Why? Because America is waking up to realize that he is our only hope. That's why.

Whitetop

September 29, 2007 7:17 PM

Amen to John's answer: "Because America is waking up to realize that he (candidate Ron Paul) is our only hope." Our freedom is at stake, folks.

kmc

September 30, 2007 7:22 AM

You forgot and I prefer:

Knights Of Liberty
Rap- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPjsGFcXlg

Honorable mentions(warning some are better than others)

Pokerface - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFW0siFFOCA

Reggae- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naMtwqBzja0

Retro - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-t_YD-sDhw

Folk - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXZDZNY2RKQ

Folk - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeFDValQhpg

And many more, better and worse can be found at

http://www.theuniverseas.com/archives/41

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