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Friday, January 20, 2012

Candidate Confidence

A Gingrich advisor suggested that Romney lacks “self-assurance” and helpfully pointed out that “Newt doesn’t suffer from that.”

Mitt’s self –assurance is quite limited
Some have even called him timided.
Poor Romney never quite relaxes
When he talks about his taxes.  
He stumbles, mumbles, grins and pauses
His answers, though, are just lost causes.

Now Newt’s assurance is robust
So much some fear he might combust
And scatter flames about the stage
When he begins to vent his rage.
His responses aren’t programmable
In fact, they’re often quite inflammable.

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