President Obama’s reelection team today shared the official 2012 campaign playlist on Spotify. Hope you like comeback songs — ‘cause that what they’ll be blasting on the trail until Election Day in November. Campaign staffers made the mix, adding in a few of Obama’s favorites
The 28-song set list features a range of artists like U2, Jennifer Hudson, Wilco, No Doubt, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, REO Speedwagon and Darius Rucker. Of course, they had to include Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” after he belted out a few notes last month at the Apollo Theater. Those lyrics say it all.
Mitt Romney is going more country in 2012, perhaps, to help set a more down-to-earth tone and appeal to voters in the heartland. The Republican candidate has been playing Kid Rock’s “Born Free” and country-themed music at events.
That got us here at The Last Word thinking about our own playlist. Fellow producer Nick Ramsey tossed out Arcade Fire’s “Culture War” as the pick that best describes tonight’s show. We keep coming back to it in the birth control mandate discussion that everyone’s buzzing about.