Sunday, May 20, 2007

Clinton Campaign Theme Song Idea: Defying Gravity

I hear Senator Clinton is looking for a campaign theme song these days.*
For today my vote goes to "Defying Gravity" from the broadway sensation Wicked. It's a great match -- told from the POV of the Witches of Oz, especially giving new insights into the always vilified Wicked Witch of the West -- what could be more fitting?

Take a listen; press the pink button.

If only the the Senator, the dems in general, and all women in power weren't so afraid of and didn't have to deferentially contend with the unending misogyny, sexism and homophobia relentlessly enacted and pursued by the right and casually engaged in by almost everyone else, even so-called 'allies'.

Notice that campaign theme songs are almost never by women, unless of course it's classic Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie as the core voices from the fantastic Fleetwood Mac (Bill Clinton Defying Gravity himself in the 90s) or Babs Streisand covering "Happy Days are Here Again" for the democratic party over the years, especially the (Bill) Clinton years. Definite points to the dems for those two 'concessions'.

Okay, so my current second choice might be "For Good" also from Wicked, especially if Clinton stumbles or is ultimately not the candidate of the dems -- if she is not electable in the general election (it's still too soon to tell; and it depends mostly on how soured the country's mood really is on the republicans/bushies by the time the election rolls around).
Either way, the dems have LOTS of work to do, oftentimes involving simply getting out of the way of repugs while they continue on a path of national and international destruction.

Meanwhile Clinton also seems to be searching for just the right formula for becoming "Popular"...

The entire cast recording of Wicked the CD featuring the sublime voices and harmonies of Idina Menzel (Elphaba, the Wicked Witch and Kristen Chenoweth as Glenda/Galinda) is on sale now for half off -- only $9.99; it qualifies for Amazon's FREE Super Saver Shipping.

*You can listen to the options presented by Senator Clinton's Campaign and vote at her website here.

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