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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mild-Mannered Mitt

In the debate last night, a new Mitt Romney was on display - a mild-mannered fellow who seemed to agree with the President on most foreign policy issues and who repudiated many of his previous statements. 

Yes, Mr. President, I agree
You're doing it right, it seems to me.
Let's bring the troops home, as fast as we can,
Let's get them all out of Afghanistan.
In most of your policies, I'm with you,
But I'm closer than you to Netanyahu.

It's a brand new Mitt, his views have adjusted -
But in the end, he's not to be trusted.

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