Earlier this week, the New York Times posed a question: “What Do Rally Playlists Say About the Candidates?” The answer, as always, is nothing. This is politics as Tinder profile, and they tell us far more about the 2020 presidential hopefuls’ strategists than the candidates themselves. One could probably argue that it’s this dunderheaded focus on “optics” and “relatability” that’s turned the entire process into a glorified homecoming court. At most, all they tell us is that every campaign could stand to lay off Sly & The Family Stone’s “Everyday People” for a while. While their song choices don’t tell us much about all our would-be presidents themselves, they do provide a clear picture of the image they’re trying to project. Elizabeth Warren’s selection of Motown oldies…View Original Post
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