Jeff Goodby writes a song for American kids to encourage adults to re-elect President Obama

Screen shot 2012-10-29 at 11.05.11 AM.jpgJeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein from Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco have created a web film featuring school children singing a song lamenting where the world will end up if their parents don't vote for Obama.

Goodby (below left) - who was the keynote speaker at the Caxtons this month on Hamilton Island - wrote the song (despite being a registered Republican) and Silverstein served as the art director.


GOODBY-CANNES.jpgRe-electing President Obama is a momentous decision that will require every single voter.  

What would the children of the future say if American voters let them down this November?


Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die
And oil fills the sea

We don't have to pay for freeways!
Our schools are good enough
Give us endless wars
On foreign shores
And lots of Chinese stuff

We're the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we're kinda blaming you
We haven't killed all the polar bears
But it's not for lack of trying
Big Bird is sacked
The Earth is cracked
And the atmosphere is frying
Congress went home early
They did their best we know
You can't cut spending
With elections pending
Unless it's welfare dough

We're the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we're kinda blaming you
Find a park that is still open
And take a breath of poison air
They foreclosed your place
To build a weapon in space
But you can write off your au pair
It's a little awkward to tell you
But you left us holding the bag
When we look around
The place is all dumbed down
And the long term's kind of a drag
We're the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And yeah, we're blaming you
You did your best
You failed the test

Mom and Dad
We're blaming you!

Andrés, Aramé, Ariel, Ava, Bailey, Benjamin, Brandon, Bryn, Carmen, Claire, Damien, Daniel, Delphina, Desi, Dylan, Emi, Emma, Eric, Evelyn, Isaak, Lana, Michael, Nathan, Nora, Rachel, Ratu, Ryan, Vincenzo, Zachary. 

Dave Baker, Ty Bardi, Sue Bohlin, Norman Bonney, Bess Cocke, Nicholas DeMatteo, Yair Evnine, Whitney Ferris, Jeff Goodby, Tim Green, Bob Henningsen, Sam Houser, Erik Johnson, Genevieve McCarty, David Michel Ruddy, Quinn Moticka, Alison Plansky, Todd Porter, Thomas Ruge, Alvin Shen, Rich Silverstein, Jaime Szefc, Nathan T Walker.


Jack Lane said:

This is so sick!

I don't care if you are a Republican or Democrat and I don't care who you are voting for, but no one should be exploiting and brain washing children to participate in the indoctrination program this presentation represents.
It is as disgusting as it gets

Dave said:

Lame, just overwhelmingly lame!

CharlesMartelReborn said:

Surprised it wasn't Bill Ayers and Berardine Dohrn that penned it.

paul mccartney said:

Think maybe you should have briefed Bruce or Bob
or Paul or Joni

Aiyayayayayai! said:

The girl in there looks a lot like Jeff!

As for the ad... as long as it works, I don't care about the method.

Mary said:

Pathetic! It is child abuse to use children for campaigns. The left is famouse for this they cant play fair. Adult do what is good for thier children without exploiting their children. I am voting against 0bama because of my children. DEBT? How about the basics? PATHETIC EXPLOITATATION!

Slugslingers said:

How can a company that advertises for Chevy, Fritolay, Sonic, Ameritrade, Corona Light, TsingTao, Modelo, Cisco, and Foster Farms talk about killing our Earth? They did Got Milk? Any idea how much pollution a cow makes? This is a double standard on their part. It's okay to advertise for them and then turn around and blame everyone else when they promote the very things that they say are killing the Earth. Pathetic!

Concerned said:

I hope for all of our sakes that Romney/Ryan loses the US election.

They scare the shit out of me.


Cute. Like a gag in Mad magazine. In fact exactly like a gag in Mad magazine.

barcee said:

If I had been inclined to vote for Obama this repulsive video would have changed my mind in one fell swoop and I would have voted for Mitt! Nauseating piece of trash to USE kids that way; should cement Mitt as POTUS.
Who thinks this kind garbage does anything good for anyone? The author of this has crossed a line that there is no going back from.....SHAME, SHAME!
It is amazing just how low people can stoop!

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