American politicians like Senator John McCain and Alaskan governor Sarah Palin have used this song to campaign with. This continues a pattern of elected officials not getting permission from the artists, and these artists typically not supportive of those politicians. Except singer Sammy Hagar has financially supported George W. Bush.
The 1992 lyrics, which focus on taking action to achieve your goals, charitably, are quite inspiring and motivational when combined with the upbeat music. Cynically, the rhythms of the song are quite complex, covering for the words which are hackneyed; they could be copped by a motivational speaker or cribbed for a self-help or leadership book many will read but few will act upon?