Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton once declared herself “multi-lingual” due to her ability to flip back and fourth from a stiff Eastern dialect to a Arkansas-fed drawl, and now a new super PAC, Stand for Hillary, is taking her southern roots one step further with the countrified political anthem, “Stand for Hillary.” Leave it to a dreamy cowboy to show that there’s love for Bill’s better half south of the Mason-Dixon.
Written by Miguel Orozco, who wrote several reggae and salsa-vibed pro-Obama Youtube sensations (“Los Mexicanos como se Ilama? Obama! Obama”) back in 2008, “Stand with Hillary” is targeted towards “working families and Latinos” per the California-based organization’s website.
Though it won’t be winning any CMA awards any time soon, the video is a country ballad seemingly inspired by wistful odes like Dustin Lynch’s “Cowboys and Angels,” featuring a veritable greatest hits of American iconography — tractors, trucks, families hugging children and, naturally, a singer with Gerard Butler eyes and some appropriately torn Levis. Zero tenor saxophone, however.
“Put your boots on, and let’s smash this glass ceiling,” croons the unnamed vocalist before literally smashing some glass with a construction axe and taking a nice walk in front of — you guessed it — a barn.
Stand for Hillary was founded by former Bill Clinton staffer Daniel Chavez, who told Time he was “deeply inspired by the Clinton family.”
Clinton, who famously listed “TBD” on her Twitter profile, has yet to respond to the video — nor confirm a presidential bid — and has previously favored rock acts like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Doors over country artists. (Remember that infamous Tammy Wynette snub?) Time will tell if “Stand for Hillary” changes her tune.