20 October 2008

- Campaign Music -

Michael Cohen uses McCain's selection of campaign music as his opening gambit to his discussion of McCain's latest stump speech:
You can tell a lot about a presidential campaign and its supporters by the songs played at their campaign rallies. From Bill Clinton’s “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow” by Fleetwood Mac to George Bush’s “Only in America” by Brooks and Dunn, the most effective campaign songs offer listeners a clear sense of a campaign’s key messages.

For John McCain, the selections at his first rally after the final presidential debate spoke volumes about both the state of the campaign and the predisposition of the candidate: Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and, as Mr. McCain entered the gymnasium in Downingtown, Pa., the theme from “Rocky.” Mr. McCain may be down in the polls, but if his soundtrack yesterday was any indication, he is not going down without a fight.