NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Newman is weighing in on thepresidential election, and he’s playing the race card through a songhe wrote called “I’m Dreaming.”
The piano tune features the refrain: “I’m dreaming of a white president.” It is full of satirical, sarcastic — and signature —Newman anecdotes about someone who votes for the president because he is white.
Newman, who is white, is openly supporting President Barack Obama. He says he wants the public to find comedic relief in the song, but to also know he’s serious about his thoughts that racism is well and alive in the world — and in the current presidential race. He called racism “the great issue of this country.”