Randy Newman: “I’m Dreaming”23 Sep 2012 / PE
Randy Newman has a new song and video out — “I’m Dreaming” — about a voter who casts his ballot solely based on skin color.
I listened to it . . . it’s great, like every other Newman song I can think of, but didn’t this train leave the station in 2008? We already have a black president. (Yes, his mother was white, but “mixed-race” doesn’t get you 12 percent of the electorate.)
Will some people not vote for Obama because he’s black? Yes.
Will some people only vote for Obama because he’s black? Yes.
As Geraldine Ferraro said in 2008, “If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is.”
Naturally, she was denounced as a racist by the Obama campaign.
Let’s move on already . . .