He loves to see you smile
. He doesn't like short people
. And now, he's dreaming of a white president.
All in jest, of course. Longtime songster Randy Newman, famous for his contribution to the Toy Story
film franchise, has released the satirical "I'm Dreaming" in support of President Obama's re-election. Supposedly fantasizing about the dream of a white president, the song only half-jokes with its goal of highlighting racism in the US, a problem Newman describes as "the great issue of this country."
Written for an upcoming album, Newman decided to release the track early to coincide with the presidential election. Regarding the implicit target of the song's lyrics – which sarcastically include "I'm dreaming of a white president, just like the ones we've always had" – Newman has referred
to Republican Mitt Romney as a man not fit for the, er, White House.
Watch the video for "I'm Dreaming" below:
Posted Sept 18, 12pm PST.