SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Elvis blared from loudspeakers as Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann emerged from her campaign bus here Tuesday.
So much in politics is theater and, in theater, music matters. But how can any musical choice that involves The King go wrong?
It only can if -- as Bachmann did -- you play an Elvis song as a birthday tribute. "Before we get started," Bachmann told her audience, at the Beacon, a local eatery, "let's say 'happy birthday' to him."
One teeny-tiny problem: Tuesday was the 34th anniversary of Elvis' death.