My local Starbucks has been on a Beatles craze lately. For the past two weeks, albums such as "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band" and "Magical Mystery Tour" have been on heavy rotation. This got me to thinking; if the Beatles were still together today, which candidate would they support to be the United States president? The answer is quite obvious: Congressman Ron Paul.
Time and time again, whenever there is a top 100 ranking for "greatest rock and roll band," "greatest album," or "most influential musical artist," the Beatles consistently come out on top. As Eric Olson of MSNBC puts it, "The Beatles are unquestionably the best and most important band in rock history." While you may agree or disagree on the musical talent of the Beatles, their influence on culture during their heyday was tremendous.
Barry Manilow, the famous soft rock crooner responsible for hits such as "Mandy," recently endorsed Ron Paul's candidacy. Just a week ago, singing legend Tony Bennett had these particularly candid remarks on the Howard Stern show:
"To start a war in Iraq was a tremendous, tremendous mistake internationally."
"But who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don't make a right."
"They flew the plane in, but we caused it. Because we were bombing them and they told us to stop."