Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Disaster: Huntsman chooses U2 over Beefheart

Posted By on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM

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Given the latest political trends, it's all but certain that Republicans will end up choosing a Mormon as their presidential nominee. (Cue Paulite dissent.)

Which is why I'm personally somewhat heartened to see Jon Huntsman's sudden upswing. It's not that he's less craven than Mitt Romney — although there is that — so much as the fact that, back when Huntsman was polling somewhere around zero, he sent out a tweet saying he's a Captain Beefheart fan.

So imagine my disappointment upon learning that, after his current surge placed him third in Tuesday's primary, Huntmsan rallied his New Hampshire supporters by playing U2's "Beautiful Day."

Would Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel, a longtime fan of Beefheart associate Franz Zappa, stoop to that level? No. He wouldn't. And not just because he's dead.

Still, there's enough time between now and the convention for Huntsman to redeem himself with devotees of the eccentric musician who made "Lick My Decals Off, Baby" and "Making Love to a Vampire with a Monkey on my Knee" part of our cultural lexicon.

Jon, if you're reading this, it's time to stand up for what you believe in. The video below contains your right and proper campaign song.

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