Was Romney's Song Playing Sunday? Check 'I Want You To Want Me' : It's All Politics Sunday afternoon inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum, guitarist G.E. Smith and his band ripped through the Cheap Trick classic. What better metaphor could there be for a presidential nominee seeking to woo voters?
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Was Romney's Song Playing Sunday? Check 'I Want You To Want Me'

Sometimes you just walk into a metaphor.

What classic rock title could better describe what a politician's really saying to voters than Cheap Trick's I Want You To Want Me?

And what tune was guitarist G.E. Smith ripping through Sunday afternoon during a sound check inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum? That very one.

We grabbed a little video of G.E.'s solo.

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