Walk Out Music.
The music a campaign chooses to play or not play at public appearances tells a lot about a Presidential campaign. From Bill Clinton walking out to “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow” by Fleetwood Mac to Barack Obama exiting the Democratic National Convention in 2008 to Brooks and Dunn’s “Only in America,” politicians place a great deal of thought into the songs they play at rallies and events. Read the following article from the New York Times about the campaign music played by President Trump and the Democratic hopefuls at recent events and answer the questions that follow.
Questions for Completion.
1. Compare two Democrats’ choice of music. What is the significance of their difference?
2. Compare one Democrat beyond those you selected above to President Trump’s choice of music. What differences do you notice? Why do you think these differences exist?
3. Does campaign music actually matter to the decisions of voters? Why or why not?