Rainy Day Women

17 Oct

Unlike Mitt Romney, we don’t have “binders full of women” at POTUSongs, but we do have the next best thing – Bob Dylan’s Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.

It’s hard to say if these women would have made the cut for Romney’s cabinet when he was governor of Massachusetts, but the lyrics show us that they can hurl barbs, insults and worse at their political opponents. They’d be right at home in the type of feisty exchange that took place throughout last night’s town hall presidential debate.

If you’re an incumbent like the president trying to stay in office, “They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to keep your seat.”

If you’re a candidate like Romney whose made a lot of money, “They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to make a buck.”

The lyrics pretty much have every type of potential opponent covered. The rainy day women will stone you if you’re “young and able,” if you’re “trying to be so good,” if you’re “all alone” and just about anywhere anytime.

And they have a killer political instinct: “They’ll stone you and then they’ll come back again.” They’ll even stone you “when you are set down in your grave.”

Binders full of conclusions: The rainy day women are tough enough for politics, but untested in just about every other area. Definitely some potential here, but a long way to go before they get their names on any ballot.

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