Presidential Minute - E12

Episode 12 "Presidential Minute"

Singer: Jack Sheldon

Song Writer: George R. Newall, Tom Yohe Jr.

Year: 2008

This song teaches about the process of electing a president.


Presidential Minute

Four years have passed

It's time again to state the main event

Election Day is drawing near

We'll pick our president


Republicans and Democrats hold national conventions

They built their party platforms to broadcast their intentions

The candidates they nominate will surely have potential

They'll have to campaign long and hard to prove they're presidential


With whistle stops and photo ops

And great debates and TV spots

Posters, pics, even dirty tricks

They run for president


The key states are the bigger ones with larger populations

They have the electoral votes it takes to win elections

Abe Lincoln, Grant, and FDR, they all got here this way

Be sure your mom and dad get out to vote Election Day


After whistle stops and photo ops

And great debates and TV spots

Election Day, we'll have our say

And pick a president


Exercise your votes!