Thursday, February 21, 2008

Music Preferences of the Candidates

I signed up for Facebook the other day, just to see what it was all about. I have no friends on Facebook, so I looked up the presidential candidates, specifically the musical preferences of presidential candidates. I think it's clear who should get the cellist's vote.

Hillary Clinton: Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, U2 (Hillary also lists her favorite tv show as American Idol, which is sort of music-related.)

Barack Obama: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Johann Sebastian Bach (cello suites), and The Fugees

John McCain: no musical preferences listed

(Mike Huckabee does not seem to have a Facebook site, though there are many pro-Huckabee sites and more anti-Huckabee sites).

The number of Facebook supporters each candidate has is also listed:
Obama: 601,000
Clinton: 121,102
McCain: 69,925

It's pretty clear who has the youth/technology vote.

5 comments:

Marisa said...

Ha, finally a place where I'm a member BEFORE you. Obama is definitely for the young and idealistic.

Maricello said...

I'll bet you have friends too. :-)

melissa said...

Well, just another reason to like the man! :)

Randy said...

Therefore - Barack and Bach Rock.
They are among a fugue good men.
Predicting a lovely prelude to a suite first term in office.
Perhaps he'll have a cellist in the Cabinet.. (no, not the cabinet)

Maricello said...

Excellent poetry, Randy. A cellist would be a nice replacement for the pianist.