Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney earlier this year revealed he is a fan of The Killers. And since musicians are notoriously touchy when it comes political connections, it was only a matter of time before the band’s frontman Brandon Flowers would respond. Reuters asked Flowers about receiving props from the politician and fellow Mormon, and in keeping with his band’s all-inclusive brand of rock, Flowers laughed and said, “It doesn’t bother us that one particular candidate likes us or if another doesn’t. For the most part, from (UK prime minister) David Cameron to Obama to Romney, everybody likes us.”
So, there you have it: in this toxic, divisive election environment, the key to transcending petty politics is The Killers. Whether you’re a part of the 1%, the 99% or the 47%, you’re a Victim. We are all Victims.