Working Class Songs Mitt Romney Should Study Before Visiting Detroit

It’s news to no one that Mitt Romney is having difficulty finding common ground with the voters in his home state of Michigan. His image as a fortunate son of wealth and privilege often clashes with the down-home, middle- to low-class voters of the Great Lakes state. These coupon-clipping, Walmart shopping attendees of “normal” Christian churches have been struggling with the idea that a toothy millionaire who greases his hair with a pomade that probably costs more than their Christmas dinner could possibly relate to their struggles. Here is a list of five working-class songs Mitt Romney can use to rouse credibility in his blue-collar state.

Merle Haggard album cover