In response to people who talk about how bad things are in 2016, I say look at 1968. Race riots. 500,000 men in Vietnam. Martin Luther King assassinated. Bobby Kennedy assassinated. Riots at the Democratic Convention. But at least, when it came to the presidential race, 1968 had – “Snoopy for President.” In 1966, the Royal Guardsmen had had a hit with “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron,” so in 1967 they followed it up with “The Return of the Red Baron” and “Snoopy’s Christmas.” (The last one is a great song.)
In 1968, it was “Snoopy for President,” another wonderful song.
Bonus Question: On the original 45 recording, the song started with the names of the candidates for president. I couldn’t find that version on the Internet, but the names were: “Kennedy, Nixon, McCarthy, Rockefeller, Snoopy, Humphrey”. So, the bonus question is: When in 1968 did the record come out?