Friday, May 4
Friday Not-So-Random Ten: Goin' to the candidates' debate.
Last night was the first Republican cadidates' debate of the 2008 campaign. I have to confess that I eschewed it in favor of something a little more substantial ("The Good Shepherd," which was amazing, even though I think I may have to watch it again to make sure I caught everything), but I read up on it and watched what bits and pieces I could on the Internet, and I've got a very special Not-So-Random Ten for this field: ten songs for ten candidates. w00t!
1. Sam Brownback: Depeche Mode, "Personal Jesus"
2. Jim Gilmore: Pet Shop Boys, "Being Boring"
3. Rudy Giuliani: James Brown, "Talking Loud and Saying Nothing"
4. Mike Huckabee: Fugazi, "Do You Like Me"
5. Duncan Hunter: Morrissey, "First of the Gang to Die"
6. John McCain: The Streets, "It Was Supposed To Be So Easy"
7. Ron Paul: Ben Folds Five, "One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces"
8. Mitt Romney: Del tha Funkee Homosapien, "Fake as Fuck"
9. Tom Tancredo: The Januaries, "The Girl's Insane"
10. Tommy Thompson: Gnarls Barkley, "Who Cares"
What's interesting, as Atrios points out, is just how negatively people are responding to these folks (on the MSNBC Web site, at least). Ron Paul is the only one of the ten who seems to have attracted anything even remotely resembling actual like; other than maybe Romney, everyone else is getting absolutely destroyed.
Hoenstly, other than maybe Paul, I thought Jim Gilmore, the former Virginia governor, had the most to say that actually meant something. (Hint to Republicans: That's not something to brag about.)
Your own thoughts on the GOP field, and your Tens, Random or Not-So-Random, in the comments.