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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Illinois Primary

Illinois is a Mitt Romney win
If his supporters turn out for him
Rick’s lagging behind
But please keep in mind
That polls have not always right been.

Mitt was once clearly ahead
But some former supporters have fled
To the right and its fringes
Mitt thinks as he cringes
And feels a sensation of dread.

Mitt’s spending gobs of cold cash
He’d be happy if Rick he could smash
But if Rick should still win it
There’s no way Mitt can spin it
And the taste in his mouth will be ash.

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