This morning Politico's Mike Allen broke the "news" that Sen. Marco Rubio had released his Spotify playlist.
Here is that playlist, cleverly titled "What I'm Currently Listening To," as reported by Politico and other media outlets:
Feel So Close by Calvin Harris / Good Feeling by Flo Rida / Home by Phillip Phillips / Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People / Where the Streets Have No Name by U2 / 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman / Viva La Vida by Coldplay / Changes by Tupac Shakur / Don't You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia / Stay Strong by Newsboys / Hall of Fame by The Script featuring Wil.I.am. / Every Storm Runs Out of Rain by Gary Allan / Fruta Fresca by Carlos Vives / Bon, Bon by Pitbull / Rappers Delight by The Sugar Hill Gang / Clique by Kanye West, Jay Z, Big Sean
Notice anything off about this? Come on, think like a professional political image manager.
If you pointed to the U2 song on the grounds that it makes Rubio look like that sensitive guy in your college dorm, nope. There's nothing wrong with a little heartfelt yearning, whether it's for a date to the spring formal or the presidency.
Give up? Take a look at Rubio's playlist on Spotify, now updated to exclude…
…the song about a kid shooting other kids.
Good catch, Sen. Rubio. Not only is this song about a kid shooting other kids, you work in the United States Senate, not an Urban Outfitters.
Update: Whoa. Moments after we published this, the song reappeared on Rubio's playlist. That whistling is just too catchy to delete!
Tags: Guns, Marco Rubio, Music