LOGAN, Utah (CAP) - Hot on the heels of Hillary Clinton's announcement that Celine Dion's You And I will be her official campaign song, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has declared that Wang Chung's 1986 hit single, Everybody Have Fun Tonight will be his.
"I drove a million miles to be with you tonight, Utah," Romney told supporters at a fundraiser luncheon in Logan. "We will rip it up, and we will move it down, make no mistake about that. Right down to the ground."
Romney said he chose the Wang Chung classic because he knows that of all the Republican candidates, he is having the most fun, and he wants to share that with everyone. He had originally given thought to using Come On, Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners, but ultimately decided it "falls short of a workable solution to the important problem" of selecting a campaign song.
"It really is the perfect song for him, don't you think?" said CAP political analyst Tom Brashcott. "I mean, if anyone knows how to Wang Chung tonight - it's the Mormons. The Jews have the Hustle, the Catholics have dirty dancing - Wang Chung is the Mormon calling card."
While the reaction to Romney's campaign tune selection has been mostly positive, Arizona Sen. John McCain issued a stinging attack on his GOP rival's choice of song, calling it "soft on melody and light on meaningful lyrics."
"I ask you, is this the song we want to lead us into the next four years?" McCain asked reporters at a campaign stop in Boston. "We need to show the world we mean business. As such, I am selecting Pink Floyd's Not Now, John as my 2008 Presidential campaign song. Where's the fucking bar, indeed."
With Romney and McCain leading the way, other Republican candidates have also begun announcing their campaign songs, including Rudy Giuliani (Naughty By Nature's O.P.P.), Ron Paul (Glen Miller's In The Mood), and Tommy Thompson (Culture Club's Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me?).
Rumors that Fred Thompson may use the Law And Order theme song for his unofficial campaign remain unfounded.
- CAP News Staff