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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Debate Tonight!

According to recent reports, Mitt Romney has been memorizing a series of “zingers” to be employed in his debate with Barack Obama tonight. 

Mitt has memorized everything
He will need for this even-ing
Barack will by shocked
And off his block knocked
Mitt’s words will be packed full of zing.

But Obama is really quite cool
He doesn’t get riled as a rule
Mitt’s zingers will fly
Harmlessly by
Obama is nobody’s fool. 

There’ll be plenty of speeches, as such
But the words won’t reach out and touch
With so much at stake,
Can’t afford a mistake,
So neither of them will say much.

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