The Presidential Race Hits Ringtones

Online magazine Slate has added a few downloadable ringtones to its site. But since this is Slate, don’t expect your everyday, average ringtones. Nope. They’re audio clips from the presidential candidates. Political junkies and fans of quirky ringtones can choose from:

* Hillary Clinton‘s laugh or a clip of her saying “Shame on you, Barack Obama.”

* Barack Obama saying “Yes we can.”

* The John McCain “my friends” compilation or a clip of him calling a questioner a “Little Jerk.”

Previews of the ringtones and download instructions are at www.slate.com/ringtones. They’re available for AT&T, Cellular One, T-Mobile and Sprint phones; Verizon Wireless is not currently supported.