Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Name That Tune" - 2014 GOP Governor's Race Theme Songs

Posted by: The Ghost of Babe Woodyard

Every campaign, like every sports movie worth a darn, needs a good theme song. Clinton had Fleetwood Mac belting out “Don’t Stop”, Kerry and Obama had some lousy Springsteen songs, McCain thankfully had Mellencamp, while Richard Nixon had maybe the strangest of them all with “Nixon Now”.
“Making dreams reality, more than ever Nixon now for you and me”
I love it, its on my ipod. 

But it got me thinking, no one in the race for Governor here in Illinois is using a hot song for their campaign this year.

 So I thought I will lend my years of expertise in the music/political industry to some of the candidates out there and hit them up with song ideas. If they don’t take my advice I won’t be hurt. Not the first time. But let it be known if I hear my song pick on the trail I will want royalties as well as the band.

Kirk Dillard

Kirk is kind of all over the place these days, the only place he is not is leading the polls. For him, Man in the Mirror by MJ. Not only was his presidential candidate for change, he too has changed into a super conservative right winger.
I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change

Bill Brady

Bill is charging hard and though Dillard wants him out of the race, we like Bill right where he is. And Bill can’t be too upset about it either. With no money he is all of a sudden a serious challenger to a guy with all the $$. For Bill, I like Here Comes the Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze. Bill Brady is the Hotstepper right now, if that is a real thing. Don’t turn around Bruce because here come the Hotstepper!
Start like a jackrabbit, finish in front of it
 On the night is jack , that's it, understand? I'm the daddy of the mack daddy, his are left in gold, maybe Ain't no homie gonna play me, top celebrity man

Dan Rutherford

Dan has had a rough go of it recently. So I think he needs something on the trail that would not only pump him up but cheer him up before that big speech. And for that I think Melissa Etheridge belting out Come to my Window would do the trick.
Come to my window
Crawl inside, wait by the light
Of the moon
Come to my window
I'll be home soon

Bruce Rauner

A promise to Hammer and Shake up Springfield, and a bank account you can’t touch. So I am going with MC Hammer, You Can’t Touch This. This pick is mostly on the fact that I don’t think any of the other challengers are going to touch him during the primary, not that I think he campaign will end as painfully as the great rappers career.
You can't touch this
You can't touch this
You can't touch this
You can't touch this
You can't touch this

P.S. Bruce I have an idea about manufacturing parachute pants again, just need some investors. Call me.
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