Skip to comments.Political Poetry: Obama At The Debates
Posted on 10/23/2012 8:50:43 AM PDT by CaroleL
With a respectful nod to Ernest Thayer, TalkingSides presents...
Obama At The Debates
The outlook was quite rosy for the president that day
The polls showed just a tiny lead but the media had its say
So even though there seemed to be no need to play the game
To Denver went the candidates to rumble just the same.
As sixty million plus tuned in and Lehrer took his seat
The expectation was Barack Obama can't be beat
Some thought if Mr. Romney could just hold his own a bit
He'd live to fight another day if not, this would be it.
But Romney did much more than that, he won without a doubt
While poor Obama switched between a smirk and then a pout
The verbal blows rained down regarding taxes, debt and more
And all the while the president just stared down at the floor.
Between their first and second rounds there was an undercard
Joe Biden tried his best to stop a changing of the guard
But where we thought we'd get some grown-up arguments and gaffing
We saw a rude buffoon who was dismissive and kept laughing.
Joe laughed when values were discussed, he laughed about Iran
He chuckled over jobs when he got caught without a plan
He lied about Benghazi and he snickered after that
Paul Ryan meanwhile had his facts and figures all down pat.
The second presidential round came a few days after
But this one had no chuckles or other kinds of laughter
More like a playground squabble than something consequential
Obama's nasty new approach wasn't presidential.
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What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own material?
Nice poem - people should check out your other posts on your site. Good stuff. :-)
Thank you. :)
Oh, Carol, don’t let ‘im steal your heart away, I’m gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day!