The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Etch-A-Sketch Candidate

Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt Romney’s senior campaign advisor, committed a major gaffe (i.e. he mistakenly told the truth), when he said that, with respect to the very conservative positions Romney has taken during the GOP primaries, "I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes…It's almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up, and we start all over again."  See also Rachel Maddow's take on this. 

Mitt’s views were never more clear
But to them he might not adhere.
If the general election
Needs a correction
He will make those views disappear.

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