Obama's Music Man Sings a Sad Song for McCain
It's Election Night in the nation's capital and the only person we met who didn't seem to worship Obama was the man who scored many of the next president's ads -- Todd Hahn. "It was with a heavy heart," he said, that he voted for Obama today.
Just eight years ago, Hahn was composing music for John McCain's ads in the GOP primary and got to know the Arizona senator well. "I really like the guy, he was very nice to me."
Obama? "I never met him," Hahn told us at a small party hosted by Envision Communications.
But business is business, and Hahn - who says he's a registered independent - is "not politically minded." He composed the music for several of Obama's ads this cycle as well for the final portion of the Illinois senator's 30-minute infomercial that aired last week. He provided the soundtrack for several other House and Senate candidates, including Al Franken in Minnesota.
And he even composed the music that accompanied the video for Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The score was mostly "minimalist piano," as Hahn put it.
"I was trying to soften her up, because she seemed like kind of a cold fish," he told us tonight.
But in the end, he says he voted for her husband for president. "It was hard," the composer acknowledged, sighing. But hey - a paycheck's paycheck. So, nothing personal, Senator McCain.
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