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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Clinton’s Campaign Song

posted by on June 19 at 16:30 PM

People are cooing over the video the Hillary Clinton campaign released today announcing the pick of her campaign song.

After a process to pick the song that was basically viral-video meets American Idol, Clinton chose Celine Dion’s “You and I.”

Um.

But check out the funny Sopranos-based video she used to announce the pick, after weeks of online voting. As The New York Times says:

This video, by far, represents the best campaign spot weve seen this season - yes it is still early.

But its so good that the winning song becomes anticlimactic.

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1

FINALLY, a substantive issue to talk about. All this "Iraq war" and "healthcare" bullshit was really starting to piss me off.

Posted by Fnarf | June 19, 2007 4:37 PM
2

How can I possibly vote for someone who likes Celine Dion?

Posted by elswinger | June 19, 2007 4:42 PM
3

Ditto: elsewinger

Her song should have been Liar Liar by Blondie.

Posted by monkey | June 19, 2007 4:48 PM
4

In addition to being lame, Celine Dion ain't even AMERICAN!

Posted by DOUG. | June 19, 2007 4:52 PM
5

ugh, Celine.

Posted by Sam | June 19, 2007 4:52 PM
6

she should have gone with "Don't Stop Believing."

sigh

Posted by arduous | June 19, 2007 5:02 PM
7

no, no, no. I refuse to believe that the Clintons or, more accurately, their advisors, would allow them to pick a Celine Dion song for the campaign. that has to be as much of a false re-direct as the lame Smashmouth comment from Bill. If it's true, she loses my vote.

Posted by gracynyc | June 19, 2007 5:10 PM
8

The video is worth it just to watch Bubba pout over the onion rings.

Posted by heywhatsit | June 19, 2007 5:11 PM
9

Bravo! Hillary has a sense of humor, who know? And I'd still do Bill.

Posted by Meadow S. | June 19, 2007 5:20 PM
10

Bravo! Hillary has a sense of humor, who knew? And I'd still do Bill.

Posted by Meadow S. | June 19, 2007 5:21 PM
11

I can easily imagine Lincoln or Roosevelt performing a little skit like this.

Posted by demolator | June 19, 2007 5:25 PM
12

Fucking Celine Dion? Way to lose a vote, Hillary.

Kidding. But seriously, this was the song that was most representative? Sad.

Posted by Jessica | June 19, 2007 5:26 PM
13

After seeing Kathy Griffin's stand up about her experience meeting Dion, I'm not as much of an anti-fan.

#7: You'd not vote for someone based on a lame song? Sad.

Posted by geez | June 19, 2007 5:37 PM
14

I was horrified at this song. I am no campaign manager, but honestly when picking a song that most Americans would like/identify with you should pick a song from the following:

1) Beatles
2) Elvis
3) Rolling Stones
4) Fleetwood Mac (for a female vocalist, if that is what she was going for)

I mean come ON! Seriously. How much is she paying her consultants?!?! I don't need a masters degree and a 6 figure paycheck to figure out a good song.

Shit, Tim McGraw or Faith Hill would have been better. Yeesh. Or at least something that is CATCHY.

Posted by Original Monique | June 19, 2007 6:57 PM
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Hey, don't pick on Celine my guilty pleasure. No one admits in person to actually liking her music, and yet she still succeeds somehow. Si tu ne l'aimes pas, tant pis! Fromage pour tout le monde!

Posted by Jojo the Franco-American | June 19, 2007 6:57 PM
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Wow, and we thought John Kerry "looked" French. Now Hillary will have a direct connection.

Posted by Frenchie | June 19, 2007 7:13 PM
17

Hey all y'all Hillary is not running to be president of Capitol Hill. The USA has this weird thing called the electoral college. She has to win in places like Ohio West Virginia Tennessee
New Mexico Louisiana & Iowa.

I don't know shit from shinola about Celine but I do know whatever y'all like up there in Seattle probably ain't what they like in these other places. Gotta go, gotta write my memo on the lead we have in congressional races (it's looking real good for 08 as long as we keep you activists satisfied with periodic "bursts" of legislative efforts on Iraq)--

Posted by J. Carville | June 19, 2007 7:13 PM
18

When he makes a point of saying Chelsea is parallel parking after they showed the car attempting to diagonally park. I would appreciate out Presidential candidates having a continuity person for their narrative videos.

Please.

= )

Posted by John | June 19, 2007 7:16 PM
19

The next presidential election is shaping up to be the biggest piece of shit forced on us yet. Hillary Clinton won't do anything for this country (except maybe the folks in Hollywood).


Republican candidate, "what's his name" doesn't even "believe" in evolution, and supports a war that apparently has something to do with terrorism. I've yet to hear one Republican candidate speak out against Haliburtan no-bid contracts, or the fact I'm more likely to die by a lightning strike than at the hands of terrorists. Who's working on that lightning threat?


My only hope is that a national repulsion engulfs the electorate and somehow some random-fuck third party candidate is elected. Honestly, "ineffective chaos" is probably the best state for the federal government to be in. At least it would let us get on with our lives and avoid being treated like terrorists every time we step on to an airplane or make a phone call.


My vote is going to either the first candidate to pledge to eliminate federal income tax (with no national sales tax as a replacement), or to whomever I believe will be most ineffectual in office.


Disband the federal government and it's military, let the bible thumpers all move to the south or midwest and teach how dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark, and leave the northwest the fuck alone.


If the citizens of the northwest had the money they give to the IRS, I think we could build a better society than the homogenized crap forced on us by that other Washington.


Oh, and Celine Dion sucks (and probably not very well).

Posted by NoamChomsky | June 19, 2007 7:30 PM
20

Hillary flip to "Don't Look Back" by the Temptations right after she sees Bill. Is it me or is that a sly reference? I thought of...

"here's something that can be done.
(You don't run it, you don't hide it, you don't run it)
Don't end your faith in love because of what he's done.
So if you just put your hand in mine,
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind.
Keep on walking and don't look back.
Forget about the past now.
Don't look back, baby.
Keep on walking and don't look back. Hmmm..."

Posted by Jude Fawley | June 19, 2007 8:00 PM
21

why do people like this video (including bill o'reilly tonight!)? she looks even more robot-like that usual, which is saying a lot. the whole thing is just shows how desperate her campaign is to liven up her image. i give them credit for trying, but soon, the story is going to become more of a meta-narrative about how hard her handlers are trying to humanize her rather than her campaign itself and the issues she's trying to raise.

al gore was cast the same way, but he didn't go so far as hillary to defuse the situation. a better parallel is john kerry and the whole flip-flip and swift boat attacks. he soon spent all his time trying to diffuse fictitious perceptions about him, rather than spread his real messages.

Posted by mirror | June 19, 2007 9:02 PM
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I have never heard a campaign song that I would buy. Don't politicians care about musicians? Where is their cut of the pie? Come on Hillary, and the rest of you losers. Support American musicians! Dump Celine and find catchy American tunes! NOT Bruce Springsteen or anything else that was made more than, say, five years ago. We're in a new century for goodness sakes! Support America! Al, where are you?

Posted by lawrence clark | June 19, 2007 10:29 PM
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For tonight's performance, the man at the counter will be played by the Ghost of Vincent Foster. Thank you.

Posted by Matt | June 20, 2007 10:02 AM
24

Haha, she picked Celine Dion. That is classic.

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