Thursday, May 17, 2007
Clinton vows no more singing
For Sen. Hillary Clinton it's ...up to Web surfers to decide.
On her campaign Web site and on the video sharing site YouTube, Clinton is inviting viewers to pick the theme song for her 2008 presidential bid.
In a video posted Wednesday as part of YouTube's "You Choose '08 Spotlight" program, Clinton offers up nine suitably rousing choices, including U2's "Beautiful Day" and "Right Here, Right Now" by Jesus Jones. Other featured artists include Shania Twain, The Temptations, and the Dixie Chicks, whose lead singer once famously said she was "ashamed" of President Bush.
The Democratic presidential candidate also pokes some fun at herself in the video.
Referencing a popular YouTube video featuring her off-key rendition of the National Anthem in January, Clinton tells viewers: "Whatever song you choose, though, I make this solemn promise. I won't sing it in public ... unless I win!"
YouTube launched their "Spotlight" program last month. Each week a presidential candidate posts a video question to be answered by the YouTube community. So far submissions have ranged from Republican Mitt Romney's "What is America's single greatest challenge?" to Democrat Dennis Kucinich's "When was the time in your life you felt the most courage ...the most peaceful, the most loved?"
Voting on Clinton's theme song ends next week.
-- CNN's Abbi Tatton and Peter Hamby
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