Carter Campaign Looking for a Song

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jason Carter is looking for a song for the spring campaign season.

Here’s the message that went out on Thursday via Twitter:

Peach Pundit’s Mike Hassinger says he will buy a drink for the best response from our readers.

We also did some searching for other memorable Georgia-related campaign commercials.

Unfortunately, we were unable to find any audio or video from one of our all-time favorites: Paul Coverdell’s 1992 campaign commercial featuring an elderly lady who sang, a capella, a ditty about how Georgia wanted then-incumbent Wyche Fowler out of the U.S. Senate “because he’s just like Teddy Kennedy.”

But we did find one from his grandfather’s 1976 presidential campaign:

30 comments

  1. I bet a creative person could put together some new lyrics for Billy Joel’s (We haven’t been there…) “For The Longest Time. ” Louie Louie is always fun background music as is Walking on Sunshine.

    And c’mon – to see Jason training for the race to Eye of the Tiger? Running through the streets getting high fives with local celebrities doing cameos as “trainers”…. end it with the victory stance in front the Capitol.

    • Ellynn says:

      VERSE 1

      Grandpa, tell me ’bout the good old days
      Sometimes it feels like this worlds gone crazy
      Grandpa, take me back to yesterday
      When the line between right and wrong
      Didn’t seem so hazy

      VERSE 2

      Grandpa, everything is changing fast
      We call it progress, but I just don’t know
      And grandpa, let’s wander back into the past
      And paint me the picture of long ago

  2. Loren says:

    “Unfortunately, we were unable to find any audio or video from one of our all-time favorites: Paul Coverdell’s 1992 campaign commercial”

    There’s a short clip of her in this Coverdell ad, which features a bunch of different people singing the “Put Paul Coverdell in the Senate” song, starting at 2:15:

  3. James Fannin says:

    Definitely “Grandpa, tell me about the good ole days” by the Judds

    and of course who could ever forget that great Carter era anthem “Bomb, Bomb, Bomb,Bomb Bomb Iran” to the tune of the Beach Boys’ Barbara Ann.

  4. Joe Pettit says:

    Make sure you check out the suggestions on twitter from @cobbyrs & their followers.

    I’ll take that beverage from Hassinger when y’all realize Cobb YR had the best suggestions.

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