There really is only one possible choice in this election, and one matter puts it beyond reasonable dispute. At the end of the day, after the Born Alive Infants act, partial-birth abortion, “spreading the wealth,” Rev. Wright, Bill Ayres, the New Party, the “get in their face” thuggery, Tony Rezko, meeting Ahmedinejad and Chavez, surrender in Iraq, and all the rest, one thing overrides everything …
Here is the article from a couple of months ago in Blender (and ignore Randy Newman’s Godwin violation at the end) when the site asked the two men to name their ten favorite pop songs:
1. Ready or Not, Fugees
2. What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye
3. I’m On Fire, Bruce Springsteen
4. Gimme Shelter, Rolling Stones
5. Sinnerman, Nina Simone
6. Touch the Sky, Kanye West
7. You’d Be So Easy to Love, Frank Sinatra
8. Think, Aretha Franklin
9. City of Blinding Lights, U2
10. Yes We Can, will.i.am
1. Dancing Queen, ABBA
2. Blue Bayou, Roy Orbison
3. Take a Chance On Me, ABBA
4. If We Make It Through December, Merle Haggard
5. As Time Goes By, Dooley Wilson
6. Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys
7. What A Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
8. I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Frank Sinatra
9. Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
10. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Platters
To the informed voter, it is now obvious that there is only one acceptable choice for president, and that is John McCain, as the sole candidate with the judgment, character and intelligence to recognize the genius of Abba. Nor was this the first time McCain has noted his love of Abba:
McCain dropped the ABBA bombshell on the popular Johnjay and Rich Show on Phoenix’s KZZP-FM. McCain told the deejays that before big speeches he pumps himself up by listening to the Swedish quartet’s 1977 hit “Take a Chance on Me.”
It turns out this wasn’t the first time McCain had revealed his inner Fernando. In South Carolina last October, McCain confided in reporters on his campaign bus and told them that if he’s elected ABBA would be the background music in “elevators all over the White House.”
In addition, as the left-wing Guardian notes about Obama:
[T]here’s something a bit focus group about his genre-spanning, box-ticking choices. Too many acts perceived as “cool”, not enough surprises. McCain’s seems a bit more honest
In contrast, McCain’s loving Abba provides his ability to stand up to questioning and stand his ground under intense assault from the Cultural Elite.
Speaking to Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute in Colorado on Thursday, McCain found himself explaining a recent interview with Blender Magazine in which he selected ABBA’s 1976 track “Dancing Queen” as his favorite song.
“What were you thinking?,” Isaacson asked him, looking incredulous.
“If there is anything I am lacking in, I’ve got to tell you, it is taste in music and art and other great things in life,” McCain joked. “I’ve got to say that a lot of my taste in music stopped about the time I impacted a surface-to-air missile with my own airplane and never caught up again.”…
“Now look, everybody says, ‘I hate ABBA. Oh ABBA, how terrible! Blah blah blah,’” he said. “How come everybody goes to ‘Mamma Mia?’ Huh? I mean really, seriously, huh? ‘I hate ABBA, they’re no good, you know.’ Well, everybody goes. They’ve been selling out for years.”…
“I loved my Naval Academy education and my time at the National War College, but some of the things weren’t there that I would like to see to fill out my education,” he said. “But I make no excuses for my taste in music.”
Again with Obama, the Messiah and Ego Factors raise their head, as noted by Girl Talk:
GT: I couldn’t tell if it was cool or creepy for Obama to have “Yes We Can.” Maybe he’s in love with himself and wants to hear his speeches over and over as collaged by will.i.am.
I don’t even see how there’s a question here, much less something one may not be able to tell. It’s C. R. E. E. P. Y.
At the same time, one does wonder where Barbara Ann by the Beach Boys is. And speaking of Barbara, here’s the ultimate proof of McCain’s great musical talents:
There is no other serious choice here. John McCain for president.