Hit Me with Your Best Shot

16 Oct

Tonight is round two of the debates between President Obama and Mitt Romney. The candidates are sure to be taking shots at each other, so our POTUSong for the day is Pat Benatar’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot.

Just like the debate, there’s two people in this song, and they each have qualities that would serve them well in the political arena.

The person being sung to is a “real tough cookie” with a nasty streak (“a long history of breaking little hearts”), so he’d be right at home among today’s politicians.

He’s also not above employing dirty tricks the way that so many others have done to win elections: “You come on with a “come on. You don’t fight fair.”

As for the singer she sends signs that she would welcome the opportunity to take on political opponents:

Let’s see how you do it

Put up your dukes

Let’s get down to it

Hit me with your best shot

And she could care less about her opponent’s dirty tricks:

That’s OK, see if I care

Knock me down, it’s all in vain

I’ll get right back on my feet again

Hit me with your best shot

Fire away: From what we gather about the singer and the person she is addressing, they’d certainly make for an interesting debate, perhaps more interesting than the real one going on tonight. And if given the chance, they both could turn into viable candidates for office.

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One Response to “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”


  1. All POTUSongs « POTUSongs - October 16, 2012

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