Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan poked some fun at Mitt Romney during his speech last night. He made said he heard some of Romney’s songs on the campaign bus, and that he was urged to play those songs at campaign rallies. “I said, ‘look, I hope it is not a dealAi??breaker Mitt, but my playlist starts with AC/DC and it ends withAi??Zeppelin,'” he joked.
That gets us thinking. What song will Mitt Romney emerge to tonight (in 2008 John McCain appeared to the tune of Indiana Jones)? Here are some tracks we thought would be appropriate from Romney:
– Ai??ABBA’s “Money Money Money”:Ai??It is indeed a “rich man’s world” if Romney wins the election. He’s promising an average tax cut ofAi??$87,117 to Americans making over a million dollars a year. Meanwhile, middle-class families would face an average tax increase of $2,000.
– Barry McGuire’s “Eve of Destruction”: This song that recalls the war in Vietnam and the spiral of violence overseas is appropriate when you look at Romney’s ultra-hawkish foreign policy. He wants to increase military spending by over $2 trillion over the next ten years, and some of his advisers like John Bolton have even suggested a nuclear strike on Iran.
– Bruce Springsteen’s “The Ghost of Tom Joad”:Ai??The Boss’s track recalls the Depression-era tale ofAi??The Grapes of Wrath and the migrant families who were unable to find work. Romney’s business tenure was marked by profiting off of outsourcing, and he’s a strong backer of corporate-written, job-killing “free trade” deals.
– The Zombies’ “I Can’t Make Up My Mind”: With the lyrics “I can’t make up my mind, I need someone to help me, I never seem to know what to do, I just can’t decide for myself,” this song speaks to Romney’s inability to decide whether he is going to be a right wing candidate or a far-right candidate. Romney has waffled and wavered on everything from unions, to the minimum wage, to women’s rights.
What song do you think would be appropriate for Romney’s entrance at the convention? Give your suggestions in the comments.