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Gingrich, ‘Dancing Queen’ and other Candidate Ringtones

See that girl! Watch that scene! (Evan Vucci/AP)

This has happened before — as recently as May.

Before suggesting any ringtones for anyone else, I have to take a moment to congratulate Gingrich on this ringtone. This is brilliant. I would never have pegged him as the Abba candidate — much less the “Dancing Queen” candidate. Then again, catchy as “Waterloo” is, it probably sends the wrong message. And “Eye of the Tiger” is out of the question.

As someone whose ringtone is literally this, I am in no position to offer anyone ringtone advice.

But I’m not going to let that stop me.

Barack Obama: “Let’s Stay Together,” by Al Green, for obvious reasons.

Rick Santorum: “See My Vest”?

Ron Paul: “Goldfinger.” “Gold Digger”? “Heart of Gold”?

Mitt Romney: “Mr. Roboto” seems cruel, somehow. “Ice, Ice Baby”? How about “Tea Partay”?

And if Newt ever tires of Abba, there’s always “Mr. Know-It-All.” Or, heck, “(Party Like It’s) 1999.”

I’m sure you have better ideas! Lay them on me in the comments!

Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day. She is the author of "A Field Guide to Awkward Silences".


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