FILE - This Feb. 7, 2011 file photo shows composer-songwriter Randy Newman posing for a portrait after the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Newman is weighing in

 

              FILE - This Feb. 7, 2011 file photo shows composer-songwriter Randy Newman posing for a portrait after the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Newman is weighing in
FILE - This Feb. 7, 2011 file photo shows composer-songwriter Randy Newman posing for a portrait after the Academy Award Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Newman is weighing in on the presidential election, and he's playing the race card through a song he wrote. I’m Dreaming” is full of satirical, sarcastic _ and signature Newman _ anecdotes about someone who votes for the president because he is white. It features the refrain: “I’m dreaming of a white president.” Newman is openly supporting President Barack Obama. He says though the song is serious, he wants the public to find comedic relief in it. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)