In his stump speech, Mitt took to singing America the Beautiful in a voice that was off-key. At first, I thought this was a strange thing, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that Mitt was actually doing something in the vein of an Andy Warhol type of actor: bad. He was of the age to have seen the Andy Warhol movies, and he would have fit in perfectly.
Well, that was simmering in my head for a few weeks, when I was startled to see him reciting the theme song for Davey Crockett when he was in Tennessee. His recitation was a definite improvement over the poor singing and it touched me deeply because the Dave Crockett show with Fess Parker was my favorite show as a kid. I can’t remember a single thing about it except that he was able to kill a b’ar with his bear hands and wore a raccoon hat. What exactly he did exactly – as I say – I can’t remember but I’m onto the scheme now.
Mitt is planning on either reciting or singing a song, or maybe a poem, for each state where he needs to tip the balance.
He could sing Blue Hawaii for Hawaii. And My Miami (that’s an old one) but Randy Newman has a great song about Miami though it mentions cocaine.
And of course it’s too late now, but maybe during the general election when he gets to Oklahoma – he’s got the perfect song: Oklahoma.
Some states will be tough. North Dakota — there’s the Beatle song – somewhere in the hills of North Dakota lived a young man named Rocky Raccoon?
And I’ve already decided that if he comes to New York – which he probably won’t – but if he does and recites or sings either New York, New York; or East Side West Side; or just about any song about New York – I’ll vote for him.
But what I’m really hoping to do is follow him around and become part of his team – a close associate so that I can get him to believe in the song idea and come up with a song for every state. Then when it’s all finished, I’ll get him to sign the rights over to me by having the release hidden by a piece of paper so that he thinks he’s just giving me his signature and I’ll finally make my million bucks with… yes you guessed it…
THE BEST OF MITT (volume 1)