Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

14 Jan 2004, 13:47 p.m.

Who Strikes the Public Sentiment, Say Who Will Be Our President?

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2004 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Thanks to Leonard, I have heard campaign songs from many US Presidential campaigns. The silly lines that stick with me:

  1. From Nixon's song: "He has friends everywhere / Over here, over there"
  2. From James K. Polk's song: "Doubtful things are most uncertain"
  3. From Carter's song: "I was listening to quite a man / Talking to me"

I particularly enjoy, among others, "Wilson! That's All!"