The Frontal Cortex

Campaign Songs

Help Hillary pick her campaign song. The music fan in me would vote for U2’s “City of Blinding Lights” or The Staple Singers “I’ll Take You There”. The political strategist in me would vote for The Dixie Chicks “Ready to Run,” since they give you credibility with the anti-Bush, anti-war bloc and have that charming Top-40 Country sound that plays so well in the battleground states.

What song would you pick? If I was thinking outside the box, I’d go with a solemn classic: Dylan’s “The Times They Are A Changin”. That song (one of the few protest songs from the 60’s that has aged well) would appeal to both sentimental baby-boomers and the younger generations eager for genuine change.

Of course, picking songs for Republicans is easy: the obvious choice is “Security,” by Otis Redding:

I want security, yeah
Without it I had a great loss, oh now
Security, yeah
And I want it at any cost, oh now


  1. #1 dc
    May 17, 2007

    How about ‘Bring The Boys Home’ by Freda Payne?

  2. #2 Paradigm
    May 18, 2007

    For realism, how about Beck’s “Loser”?

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