Cledus and Obama
Mike Sudhalter | January 7, 2009
Cledus T. Judd has a new song out - a political song and an interesting one, at that. It's called "Waitin' on Obama", a parody of Brad Paisley's "Waitin' On A Woman."
It reflects the general mood in the country because it's only 13 days until President-Elect Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States, and George W. Bush heads back to the Lone Star State.
So, the lyrics really aren't too surprising. But it's funny that the song is coming from Judd. Only a few years ago, he lampooned the Dixie Chicks for speaking out against Bush just prior to the Iraq War with "Martie, Natalie and Emily" to the tune of Paisley's "Celebrity."
Apparently, Judd's physique isn't the only thing that's changed over the past couple of years. His politics have shifted to the left. Or is he just capitalizing on the mood in the country right now?
But this song doesn't sound like it's written by a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, either. Given the lyrics, it sounds like a disgruntled Republican who is tired of Bush, was hoping that McCain ran a better campaign (and picked a better running mate) and is hopeful that Obama will help solve at least some of the country's problems - there are references to bringing the troops home, the high price of gas and even goes as far as saying people are ready for Bush's term to end.