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Friday, January 27, 2012

The Debate Last Night

Mitt was stunningly aggressive,
He was really on a tear
He’s got a new debate coach -
Mitt’s attacks he helped prepare.

Newt had lots at stake last night
Of that he was aware
But he was strangely passive
Like he didn’t really care.

Santorum came on like gang-busters
He savaged Romneycare
He nailed the best lines of the night
He had the fieriest spirit there.

Ron Paul corralled the students’ vote
Their cheers flew through the air
He talked of money backed by gold
And wars he’d un-declare.

The game was changed again last night -
Newt’s campaign is losing air
And Mitt’s once more the smartest bet
To win the whole affair.

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