The relationship between Republicans and musicians usually goes somewhere along the lines of, “Stop using our song in your campaign.” Democrats are much more chummy with the artistic community, which explains how they were able to score Sheryl Crow to sing the national anthem before their first presidential debate.
Even better, Hillary Clinton superfan Katy Perry is going to perform at a rally for the former secretary of state this weekend in Iowa. What a coincidence — husband Bill Clinton, who has laid low for most of the campaign, will be on hand as well.
Katy Perry says she will campaign for Hillary Clinton. Bill is expected to be around quite a bit. @absrdNEWS
— Charles Lake (@mesealake) October 16, 2015
The @katyperry endorsement of Hillary completely dispels my concerns about the insecure private email server.
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) October 13, 2015
Perry certainly does love her Democrats, to the point where she volunteered this summer to write Clinton a campaign theme song should the need arise and in 2012 literally performed dressed like a ballot filled out for Barack Obama (and Joe Biden … which could prove awkward). We suspect Biden thought he and Perry had something, but now she’s backing a girl and she likes it. Sorry Joe.
The Katy Perry performance is old news, though. The breaking news today? The musical entertainment at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner will be provided by candidate Martin O’Malley, who used today’s appearance on “The View” to show Perry how it’s done.
OMG. Martin O'Malley just preformed Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" on The View in response to Katy Perry's support for Hillary Clinton. #theview
— Lynox Rolfe Norman (@rolfenorman) October 20, 2015
Martin O’Malley just whipped out a guitar and started singing “Bad Blood” on “The View” because Katy Perry is campaigning for Hillary. WHAT.
— Matt Jacobs (@tarantallegra) October 20, 2015
It’s true, and there’s video to prove it. If only O’Malley would put aside partisanship, he could team up with Mike Huckabee on bass and make America great again.
Katy Perry is singing at a rally for Hillary Clinton. So Martin O'Malley covered Taylor Swift on The View. https://t.co/39GNeYgqpI
— Natalie Andrews (@nataliewsj) October 20, 2015
In case "Bad Blood" wasn't enough, Martin O'Malley will perform for supporters before Saturday's Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Iowa.
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) October 20, 2015
@danmericaCNN I think he needs a back-up band or some singers.
— Maryland Gabe (@marylandgabe) October 20, 2015
And maybe a few million more supporters.