As if the boost from Hooray for Everything weren’t enough, Matthew Yglesias finds a molar-scrapingly earnest video of Hillary-loving kids (in Scranton, the new irony capital of the U.S.). He thinks that it might pay off, as
At the end of the day, the United States is a pretty tacky middlebrow kind of country.
Where to go for highbrow campaign music?
Anna Netrebko didn’t make a video for Medvedev, and I doubt that Esa Peka Salonen is composing a symphony for…whoever runs Finland (but Lordi might). I won’t argue that they’re highbrow, but Georgia’s political videos are a cut above America’s. The country’s most popular rapper (brother of the main opposition candidate) released this video at the start of last November’s massive anti-government rally (a few days before the crackdown and state of emergency):
The Nero figure is President Saakashvili and…it’s self-explanatory from there.
Saakashvili’s video (“Misha is cool”) for the subsequent snap election is, as you’d expect, cheesier, but not bad: