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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ron Paul for the Long Haul?

posted by on September 26 at 17:19 PM

A Line Out reader just sent me the link for this video for a song called “Ron Paul for the Long Haul” by a Windsor, Connecticut artist called King Solomon.

I’m surprised that we’re not seeing more songs about the 2008 presidential race—this is the first song I’ve heard that talks about it. Are there others and I’m just missing them? Musicians have a history of being opinionated politically (duh), and a couple years ago there was a lot of passion—a lot of artists had something to say about the war, our government, and our president.

Now not so much despite the fact that in 2008 Bush will be gone and a woman or a black man could very well be the president of the United States of America for the fucking first time ever.

It’s a hot topic and there are no songs about it. No musicians are strongly rallying on one side or the other. Or is it all in my head? Are there other current and overtly political songs out there? Has anyone rapped or sung about Obama or Clinton lately? Or is everyone with a microphone, a guitar, or a turntable over it?

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