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.