Wolf Blitzer loves music, so I love Wolf Blitzer
After John Legend performed “If You’re Out There” at the Democratic National
Convention, Blitzer vowed to continue interrupting CNN’s reporting for
“musical acts as good as Legend.”
At the convention, Blitzer said at least twice that he “couldn’t help but notice” all the music. Afterwards, he promised to bring viewers music coverage from the Republican Convention the following week, “whether it’s rock ’n’ roll or country.” So democratic!
Political strategist Donna Brazile danced a little during Earth, Wind and Fire’s “Shining Star” at the Democratic Convention, so Blitzer asked her to dance with him on the next song.
During Election Center that Thursday, Blitzer overthanked local Denver musicians for helping everyone enjoy the convention and asked Campbell Brown, “Campbell, do you love the band?” When Anderson Cooper didn’t jump right in and thank them too, Blitzer questioned Cooper’s love for the band: “Are you telling me, Anderson, you don’t like the band?”
A few Mondays ago during The Situation Room, Blitzer interrupted an interesting election conversation between Donna Brazile and Terry Jeffrey, asking them to stand by because Bruce Springsteen was performing at an Obama rally in Detroit. “I can't help but want to listen a little bit. Listen to The Boss,” he said. After the clip, he reminded viewers that regardless of your political affiliation, Bruce is Bruce.
According to Cooper’s blog and revealed during convention coverage, Blitzer played keyboard in a cover band called the Monkeys! (Blitzer's Monkeys predated the more famous TV band The Monkees.)
If you notice any more Wolf Blitzer music references, let us know in the comments section, and if you are Wolf Blitzer, let’s talk business.