Meet The Beatles Parody: Vote For Me, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!
With the U.S. presidential election right around the corner, I thought it might be fun to trot out an old promotional piece I did back in 2004. It features the 5 leading candidates who were competing for the Democratic presidential nomination, and a chance to run against the Republican incumbent, George W. Bush.
The idea still makes me laugh, but the wordplay is too convoluted. The 5 candidates were all hoping to be the one to beat the incumbent, so “The Bushels” (plural) isn’t a reference to the candidates themselves, it’s a reference to President Bush (singular)– which doesn’t jibe. Close, but no cigar.
Looking back, it was probably a stretch trying to parody something that was already
40 years old at the time!
Top, L-R: John Kerry, Howard Dean, Dick Gephard.
Bottow, L-R: John Edwards, Joe Lieberman.
And just for the record: Kerry got the Democratic nomination, but lost to Bush in the
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