The folks at PoliticusUSA point out this music video “One Term More,” a 2012 election take on a Les Misérables song. Lyrics were creatively rewritten by producer Don DeMesquita to criticize Republicans and encourage Democrats to get out the vote, and were set to the musical’s climactic number “One Day More.”
It’s pretty entertaining to hear “speculums,” “contraception,” and “unemployment” against music by Claude-Michel Schonberg.
The timing works: the previews for the movie version of the musical, starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, have just started to hit theaters.
On the site, the artists said they are “remarking on the political divisiveness and social unrest of an historically polarizing election” and are “commenting… on Victor Hugo’s fictional historic struggle at the barricades of freedom.”
A fun watch— especially if you’re tired of the same old political videos.