For every single mom who feels heartbroken when she has to explain to her kids that she needs to take a second job … for grandparents who can’t afford the gas to visit their grandchildren … for the mom and dad who never thought they’d be on food stamps …A better America begins tonight.–Mitt Romney
The Etch-a-Sketch is shaken, the pivot has begun
The red meat gets sent back until it’s slightly better done.
The word goes out by email to all surrogates and minions
Rendering revisions of all previous opinions
Walking back the comments that were only meant to pander
Staking out the higher ground, where everything is blander
Running to the center and abandoning the fringes
Swinging like a screen door back and forth on busted hinges
Nodding to the folks on whom reality impinges
Scrambling toward the middle where the crackpots needn’t follow.
Proving that a stuffed shirt doesn’t mean you aren’t hollow.
And just in case you’re wondering, the news is that His Hairness
Is running as the candidate of economic fairness.
And to that mom and dad who never thought they’d one day need
Food stamps for their family, well, the candidate took heed
Of your situation, and it’s you he’s fighting for:
If he gets elected, you won’t have them any more.