I received a link to this video yesterday from John Kerry. (Is anyone else on John Kerry’s mailing list? He bugs the shit out of me. I suppose I should just opt out…) I thought it a brilliant use of a viral video for political marketing where, when it comes to Obama’s vital need of young voters, the medium is much the message.
But it got me thinking about the use of music, specifically contemporary music, in politics. I was moved by the use of Don’t Stop by the Clinton campaign back in the day. I was amused at the misuse and flap over Born in the USA. I’ve heard that Hillary is using American Girl.
Can you think of any others?
Is this Obama video the first use of original music in American politics?