FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Music plays an important role on the campaign trail. The right song can rally the crowd and get them pumped up before the candidate gets onstage.
But, several of the presidential candidates have had problems when it comes to picking their music. Hillary Clinton held an online contest to choose her song and came up with the "You and I" by Celine Dion. Fine, except Dion is Canadian. That song had to be scrapped.
John McCain at one point was using John Mellencamp's hits like "Our Country" and "Pink Houses". But the liberal rocker apparently wasn't comfortable with the conservative McCain using his tunes and told him to stop. McCain also ran into problems using the theme song from "Rocky," and also opted against using "Take a Chance on Me" by the Swedish group Abba because of licensing and other concerns.
Mike Huckabee tried playing "More than a Feeling" by the group Boston. They balked, saying Huckabee didn't have permission and was, "the polar opposite of most everything Boston stands for."
As for Barack Obama, he reportedly flicks through his i-Pod at campaign events and picks his favorite Stevie Wonder or Aretha Franklin tune. But on the night of the New Hampshire primary, they played Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." Whoops. He lost that night to Clinton.
Here’s my question to you: What theme song would you suggest for any of the remaining presidential candidates?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Robert from Cranston, Rhode Island writes:
Clinton: “I guess that's why they call it the blues”, “She's a Maniac”
McCain: “War Pigs”, “Help!”
Huckabee: “Spirit in the Sky”
Nader: “Here I go again”
Obama: “Imagine”, “We're not gonna take it anymore”
And finally, Obama to McCain and Hillary: “Stuck in the Middle with you”
Obama to McCain: “You ain't seen nothing yet”
McCain: “Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, they're the modern Stone age family!”
Sher from Hagerstown, Maryland writes:
McCain: “I’ll Be Watching You”
Obama: “Born in the USA”
Clinton: “I Will Survive”
Paul: “Is there anybody there?”
Brian from Columbia, Maryland writes:
There are too many possibilities, so I’ll restrict myself to Tom Petty:
Obama: “Runnin’ Down a Dream”
Clinton: “Free Fallin’”
McCain: “The Waiting”
Huckabee: “I Won’t Back Down”
Nader: “Don’t Come Around Here No More”
Mike Huckabee: “Livin’ on a Prayer”
John McCain: “Born in the USA”
Hillary Clinton: “Can’t Get No Satisfaction”
Barack Obama: “A Change is Gonna’ Come”
Ralph Nader: “Never Gonna Get It”
Obama: “Runaway Train”
Clinton: “What Do I Have to Do To Make You Want Me”
Mccain: “If You Could Only See”
Ron Paul: “No Chance in Hell”
Ruthie from Stone Mountain, Georgia writes:
Nader: “Oops, I did it again”
Clinton: “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”
Obama: “Solid, Solid as a Rock”
McCain: “Only a Fool Believes”
Huckabee: “High Hopes”
Obama: “Yes we can”
Hillary: “Cry me a River”
McCain: “Toy Soldiers”
Robin from New York writes:
Obama: “We are the champions”
Hillary: “These boots were made for walkin'”
McCain: “Old Man River”
A fitting theme song for the whole election would be "Welcome to the Jungle”.