Amanda Carpenter

A video circulating on the internet of school-aged children singing in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is rocketing its way around the Internet.

The Drudge Report linked to the YouTube video declaring “Obama Kids Sing for Dear Leader" Tuesday afternoon drawing much attention to a performance of 22 children, aged 5-12, wearing identical blue Obama shirts singing a 3-minute ode to the Democratic candidate.

The performance was “inspired” by Obama fundraiser and music teacher Kathy Sawada and filmed on a Sunday afternoon in Venice, California.

The video was promoted on Obama's presidential website in an August 20 post. "What the children and a few adults accomplished in a few hours on a Sunday afternoon embodies the nature of the Obama campaign: its grassroots inspiration, its inclusiveness, its community building," Obama's campaign site said of the video.

The song begins with a young girl singing alone, "We’re gonna spread happiness/ We’re gonna spread freedom/Obama’s gonna achange it/Obama’s gonna lead ‘em/We’re gonna change it/And rearrange it/We’re gonna change the world."

The other children then join in, chanting Obama's campaign mantra "Yes, we can, yes, we can."

Amanda Carpenter

Amanda Carpenter is the author of “The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton,” published in October 2006.
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