I'm not sure I've ever sung The Name Game with name of a presidential candidate in the lyrics.
Obama's name is perfect for this song. Apparently, the folks over at Lowercase Tee thought the same thing - before I did - thus cashing in on it.
So, we're singing it the other night while enjoying one of our favorite Evanston traditions of eating pizza at a window seat in Whole Foods while waving to people on the street who seem like they need a lift, hoping our waves will get a smile and a wave in response, when my hilarious daughter goes deadpan and says,
"I like that song. You just can't rhyme McCain."
We decided at that moment to take the kids to the local democratic office so that they could see how volunteers help with a campaign.
There were people on the phone, buttons being made, posters everywhere. Even an Obama clock.
That was a little much.
I would like a bumper sticker stating, "I'm voting for THAT GUY".
And Harper found that McCain could be rhymed. With "the same". McCain: more of the same.
Walking into that office was a far cry from 2004 when I marched into the Republican Office to share my support of Bush after passing someone on the street wearing a t-shirt that said, "Bush is a terrorist".
And my children are going to witness history. Incredible history - for a nation, which, in my opinion, is still racist.
Harper will be having an election in her class, so I am currently hunting for material that states the candiates platforms in a language she can understand, for even though we are an Obama household, I'd like to see who she would choose on her own.
I think Obama has the edge, though. Afterall, he's got the cool song.