Barack Obama has picked up support from Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, while Will.i.am put one of Obama’s speeches to music. Hillary Clinton appeared alongside Elton John at a concert in her honor, and relies on a Celine Dion song as a campaign anthem.
John McCain, well, at least he has Orrin Hatch.
Not content to sit on the sidelines, longtime senator and one-time presidential hopeful Orrin Hatch has penned a song for his Senate buddy John McCain in hopes of helping his White House bid.
Really, he did.
Hatch — a Utah Republican who won a platinum award for helping co-write lyrics for a song that sold more than a million records — crafted a tune called “Together Forever” for the presumptive Republican nominee.
“Forever together / America is the land we’re fighting for / There’s a time in history / for a hero’s destiny / together forever more,” says Hatch’s song, co-written with composer Philip Springer, famous for the Christmas song, “Santa Baby.”
The song goes onto say, “[S]ure as heaven, we’re gonna win. Start celebrating, now let’s begin.”
A McCain campaign spokesperson, who was almost certainly kidding, said, “We’ll see Barack Obama’s Bruce Springsteen endorsement and raise them an Orrin Hatch.”
DNC spokesman Damien LaVera had a slightly more biting reaction: “Once the voters get to see the real John McCain, we’re sure Senator Hatch will get his wish, and he and Senator McCain can spend ‘Forever Together’ in the U.S. Senate.”