Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that if elected, he would “change the mood” of “Hail to the Chief” by adding a gospel vibe.
“It’s traditional and that’s all well and good, but I happen to believe there comes a time when you need to change the mood of it just a little bit, not drastically,” Cain told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. “It’s kind of like in marketing. Periodically, companies that have been successful at branding might modify their logos just a little bit to give it a fresher look. I think ‘Hail to the Chief’ needs a little bit fresher sound.”
“Hip hop?” Wallace asked.
“I might put some gospel beats into ‘Hail to the Chief,’ OK?” Cain explained.
Cain’s three-years-old gospel album “Sunday Morning” was released online in July.
“Hail to the Chief” was first played in association with a U.S. president in 1815 to honor George Washington. In 1829, Andrew Jackson became the first living president to be honored with the march.
Watch this video from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Oct. 2, 2011.
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