Fast forward to 2112. Through an unusual (or not so unusual, depending on who you are) combination of circumstances, you’ve just nailed the magic number of delegates to be your party’s nominee for president, early in the primary process. Your stump speech is polished and effective, you’ve got money pouring in, and a talented lineup of people willing to serve in the cabinet if you’re elected.
The problem is, your opponent is in a similar situation, and you both are deadlocked in the polls. You have a little time before the campaign really heats up, but things are so close, any slight advantage may prove to be decisive.
So the staff starts kicking around a campaign song. What are you going to suggest?
Keep in mind that it should be upbeat (nothing from The Cure, for example), modern enough to appeal to young people without being so offbeat as to put off older voters. The lyrics probably should reflect at least some aspect of your campaign message as well. AND it should be easy enough to be recognizable when attempted by a junior high band at a campaign stop somewhere. It would be also nice if you enjoyed the tune enough to hear it hundreds — if not thousands — of times during the long months of the campaign.
Let’s assume, for the sake of the discussion, that whatever song you pick will be allowed by the artist or band, who will take its selection as a compliment.
What’s it gonna be? Born in the USA? - Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight? - Sweet Child O’Mine?