TAMPA, Fla. - Ann Romney had just finished her Republican National Convention speech Tuesday night that dished on her patriotic husband Mitt when mammoth blue collar country star Trace Adkins unveiled a new song that could easily be the Romney-Ryan campaign theme song: "Tough people do."
Performing at Liberty Plaza next to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, home to the convention, the top-selling baritone poured out the new and patriotic song that rivals the post 9/11 Toby Keith hit, "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue."
Adkins hoped the song would provide a theme to Americans upset with politicians and the mainstream media who he feels have given up hope for an economic recovery. His song is likely to become a red, white and blue theme song for the blue class.
The audience was filled with Republicans attending the convention, including strategist Ron Bonjean who said Adkins performed a "brilliant song because it inspires Americans to get through these hard economic times, while taking a velvet hammer and crushing the Obama's 'You didn't build that' remark."
Adkins wrote in his new song: "Tough people pull themselves up by the bootstraps when they get hit...tough times don't last, tough people do."
He even takes a slap at the media who he sees as facilitators of Washington policies.
"Those talking heads on CNN say we'll never get out of this hole we're in,
The price of gas is up and the markets down,
and there's a bunch of empty houses in every town.
We'll I'd interrupt that program with a little headline of mine own,
This just in from the old red, white, and blue,
Tough times don't last, tough people do.'