Carly Fiorina isn't the only presidential hopeful with a song in her heart

By Tierney McAfee
Updated September 22, 2015 07:50 PM
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Is this an election – or a variety show?

Presidential hopefuls like Carly Fiorina, Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee have been showing off their song and dance skills this election season in an apparent effort to humanize themselves to voters.

Fiorina, 61, is the latest to make a musical overture to the public, serenading the crowd with a song she made up about her dog Snickers during an appearance on The Tonight Show Monday.

“My name’s Snick and I’m lazy, please don’t take a walk with me,” she sang to the tune of the 1954 hit “Rock Around the Clock.”

If your musical tastes are a little more modern, you can also watch Clinton dance the nae nae.

Clad in one of her signature pantsuits, the Democratic front-runner whipped and nae naed as well as any 67-year-old first-timer could during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Sept. 10.

Not to be outdone, Huckabee, 60, played the bass guitar for Republican rocker Ted Nugent on his former Fox News show, Huckabee, in January, just a few months before announcing his 2016 presidential bid. (The former Arkansas governor also plays in the classic rock band Capitol Offense, which has opened for the likes of REO Speedwagon, Willie Nelson and Dionne Warwick.)

Jeb Bush, 62, may or may not have some musical tricks up his sleeve this election season, but for now he’s been highlighting his fluency in Spanish.

After Donald Trump and Sarah Palin called on Bush to “speak American” on the on the campaign trail, he doubled down on his Spanish-speaking skills by releasing a bilingual ad featuring his “secret weapon” wife, Columba, who was born in Mexico.

And Marco Rubio‘s attempt at showing off his athletic abilities backfired (and went viral) when he accidentally hit a 4-year-old boy in the face with a football on the campaign trail.

These performances and others led Whoopi Goldberg to beg the question, “Do you have to be an entertainer to be a politician?” during a recent episode of The View. After examining the evidence on the 2016 presidential hopefuls, her co-host Joy Behar concluded, “They are very boring, most of them. They’re not that good at it.”

Hey, not everybody can be Barack Obama.