Retroblogging 1984, when another very old man was running for office:

Ronnie Raygun tells us, “America is back and standing tall.”
How inspiring–at least for Pop Front. [<–This link works best with Safari or Internet Explorer]


Pop Front: America’s Back (mp3)

The streets are paved with gold
Opportunity knocks on every door
Rags to riches that’s the dream
The will to win, the means to score
But some ain’t white and some live in hell
We all get chances, but some get more

America’s back and standing tall
But I’m leaning against a falling wall

The world’s Great Democracy
Freedom of choice for everyone
We value freedom more than life
Lords and masters, we have none
But we don’t vote for lords of wealth
We choose and choose but nothing’s done

America’s back and standing tall
But I’m leaning against a falling wall

Another nation we invade
The US Army saves the day
All that’s right is restored
Justice, Truth, and the American Way
The war machine grows fat and strong
On what they’ve stolen from my pay

America’s back and standing tall
But I’m leaning against a falling wall

History and billboards
Things aren’t always as they seem
I was formed by a faded myth
Turn up the volume to drown the screams
We fall, wings burned by a neon light
The ashes of the American Dream

America’s back and standing tall
But I’m leaning against a falling wall

America… America…

[music and lyrics, copyright Pop Front, all rights reserved]

[Poster of Ronald Reagan by “art brat” guerrilla drawer and posterer Robbie Conal, copyright Robbie Conal]