Since we’ve all perfected the art of judging our friends, enemies, and neighbors not by the content of their character but by the content of their iTunes, we thought this item the New York Post ran about presidential candidates and their musical tastes would help the undecided voters among you. The question was posed by the Associated Press, asking for the politicians’ most recently acquired piece of music. Here’s a list, organized by candidate, political affiliation (just in case you consider this site a “news source”), and the album and/or artist they last brought home.
Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) – Carly Simon’s Into White
Rudy Giuliani (R) – Verdi’s opera Macbeth
Barack Obama (D) – the soundtrack to Ray
John Edwards (D) – something by U2
Dennis Kucinich (D) – something by Willie Nelson
John McCain (R) – Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys
As the Post pointed out and you remember from English class, Macbeth is a “cautionary tale of a leader who stopped at nothing to become top dog.” Telling! And McCain’s anwer brings him a half-step closer on the million mile march to explaining this. So which album would you vote for president?
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