Running Mate Blog

By Chris Welch in Creston, Iowa

At a middle school in rural Iowa this weekend, Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, took questions ranging from illegal immigration to Cuba. But it wasn't until the rope line that he was asked the real hardball of the day:

"Barack, what's your favorite song?" a dance teacher in the crowd yelled.

Signing autographs, Obama looked up.

"Oh, I got so many favorite songs," he said. "Do you want old school or new school?"

"I want your school," she replied.

After thinking it over for about another minute of signing souvenirs and posing for pictures, Obama came up with an answer.

"I tell you what. I can tell you the kinds of stuff that I love dancing to, and that is-I'm sort of of the generation of Stevie Wonder and 'Earth, Wind and Fire,'" he said to a cheer.

"I'm dating myself now," he continued.

"But I'm sort of hip to the younger stuff. You know, like Beyonce's 'Crazy in Love.' That's a good song to dance to. Eminem has a-although he curses sometimes."

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