The art
October 11, 2002 6:27 AM   Subscribe

The art of the political campaign song is alive and well. Candidates in Ohio , Indiana, Tennessee, and Minnesota have 'em. What about where you live?
(Caution: All state name links are to sound files. Links to campaign sites inside.)
Heck, Lamar even got Bocephus.
posted by putzface_dickman (8 comments total)
Candidate links: Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and Minnesota.
posted by putzface_dickman at 6:29 AM on October 11, 2002

Wow. I was wrong on both counts. This is cool.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:34 AM on October 11, 2002

The Times Online reports that Baath Party officials have chosen the Whitney Houston song "I will always love you" as their campaign song for Saddam's re-election.
posted by revbrian at 8:03 AM on October 11, 2002

The Bush campaign commissioned a song from Billy Ray Cyrus, if I remember. It's even odds on whether Saddam or W has worse taste in popular music.
posted by putzface_dickman at 9:21 AM on October 11, 2002

David Phelps, Running for congress in the 19th congressional district, sings in one of his tv ads. It's the "Working Man" ad that you can see here.
posted by gyc at 9:28 AM on October 11, 2002

One of the funnier things I've seen was Ross Perot dancing with his wife to Patsy Cline's "Crazy" after conceding the election.
posted by Eekacat at 10:10 AM on October 11, 2002

My favorite one was from recently deceased Paul Coverdell. It was featured in a commercial and ahd a little old lady singing it on a porch swing:

"Let's put paul coverdell in the senate,
And kick Wyche Fowler Out,
We don't need Fowler for a minute
And that's without a doubt"

The commercial wrapped up with "That Wyche Fowler, he's just like Teddy Kennedy!

I moved from Georgia to Massachusetts shortly after I saw that ad.
posted by cjoh at 12:58 PM on October 11, 2002

God, these are all hilariously horrible. John Edwards has hired a bluegrass band for his presidential campaign music - part of his NASCAR Democrat strategy - but I haven't heard any songs yet.
posted by mediareport at 1:25 PM on October 11, 2002

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