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.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The Demise of Americans Elect
Elect is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that attempted to use the internet
as a means of selecting a third-party candidate for the Presidential election. Earlier this week, the organization admitted defeat.“As of this
week, no candidate achieved the national support threshold required to enter
the Americans Elect online convention in June…The primary process for the
Americans Elect nomination has come to an end.” Perhaps that is just as well, since it seems
likely that an Americans Elect candidate would draw more support from Democrats
than from Republicans.