Irving Berlin wrote a campaign song for his friend Al Smith. The song concluded:
The White House will be ready.
The room where dear old Teddy
Made history is waiting for our pal.
The servants are preparing
To give the place an airing;
They're dusting off the furniture for Al.
This recalls the song which Al Jolson sang to Warren G. Harding on the occasion of a visit to the Marion front porch in 1920:
We think the country's ready,
For a man like Teddy,
One who is a fighter through and through,
We need another Lincoln
To do the nation's thinkin'
And Mr. Harding, we've selected you....