First casualty as US presidential campaign hots up…
Stevie Wonder has been the first casualty of the 2008 US presidential race, it has emerged.
The singer was ditched by would-be democratic candidate Barack Obama after the senator failed to win last week’s primary (January 8) in New Hampshire, reports The Guardian.
Apparently expecting a win against Hillary Clinton, Obama‘s people had him walk onstage to Wonder’s ’Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ and despite the swing against him he still appeared to the lyrics “Oh, you’ve got the future in your hand/ Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours” when he conceded defeat.
Following the result Wonder is now apparently out, with the candidate now opting for Bill Withers‘ ’Lovely Day’ since.
His chief competitor for the Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton, has mixed up her musical selections, using both Tom Petty’s ’American Girl’ and KT Tunstall’s ’Suddenly I See’, while the other main runner, John Edwards, prefers a bit of Bruce Springsteen.
The Republicans seem to prefer country and western choice, although Mike Huckabee plays his own songs on guitar.
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