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.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Prison Inmate Wins 41% of Vote Against Obama

A federal prison inmate, Keith Judd, won 41% of the vote against Barack Obama in the West Virginia Democratic Primary on Tuesday.  Judd won 10 counties in the election.  Race was considered to be an important factor in Judd’s success.

He’s a white man
Who joins the Presidential race.
He’s a white man,
It’s from a prison cell he ran.
How can voters give their embrace
To a felon from such a place?
He’s a white man! 

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