The GOP Soundtrack No One Wants
Hit by legal claims, Romney/Ryan find their message and popular music just don't mix.
With due respect to Mitt Romney, the most stressed-out person at the Republican National Convention might have been the guy picking the music. During the past few years, GOP political candidates have been inundated with legal threats from recording artists over the use of their songs at campaign rallies and in commercials. So far this presidential cycle, the Romney-Paul Ryan ticket has been slammed by rapper K'naan for using his "Wavin' Flag," rock band Silversun Pickups sent a nasty lawyer letter over the use of "Panic Switch" and Twisted Sister's Dee Snider objected to Romney pumping up his supporters with "We're Not Gonna Take It." ("There is almost nothing on which I agree with Paul Ryan," he said, "except perhaps the use of the P90X [workout routine].") Former candidate Newt Gingrich was even sued by Survivor member Frankie Sullivan for playing "Eye of the Tiger" at a rally (that case is in the process of settling).
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