Why Not to Use Rap Music in Political Videos


(CNN) — These young rappers today — they use slang that no one in politics quite understands.

Politics today — jumping on every opportunity to slam an opponent.

So in Maine on Thursday, when a video profile of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michael Michaud was released by a blogger, neither the blogger nor the Democrat’s campaign say they realized a song featured in the video included sexually graphic lyrics about a top Republican in the state.


Here’s what happened:



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