Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Why Clinton Will Be President

She picked a campaign song. Just...watch. America loves the Sopranos and politicians trying really, really hard to be casual, I guess.

No, the problem here isn't that the song was originally for Air Canada. As far as I know, no one but me is concerned about the waves of flannel clad furbacks crossing our borders each and every day – their filthy polite and well-mannered affability disgusts me. No, it's that it's a Celine Dion song, period.

They took a public poll to determine the song and Celine Dion is what the people demanded. As the case is so deftly made here, it's the safe choice. Not the exciting choice, not the daring choice, not the bold or adventurous one, it's the one with the blandness to sit firmly in the middle of the curve of people's tastes. Another word for the middle of the curve is mediocrity.

Celine freaking Dion.

I've said it before and I'll say it again but this is why democracy just doesn't work, people.

Hell, at the very least they could have gone with the suddenly in the popular consciousness Journey song they used in that little teaser skit, couldn't they? But, no, they played it safe. And that's exactly why Clinton shouldn't be elected but also exactly why she will be.

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