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  N ow that the Mid-Term Elections are near
  O ne of the things that we always hear
  N ot one of the candidates will give his agenda
  E ach one flings mud that could stick on my fender.

  O h, how I wish that our process was different
  F or electing those representatives who are significant.

  T hough I am not enthralled by the prospect
  H ere in my own way I must interject...
  E lections are only won when people vote with intellect.

  A ccording to most of the talking heads we hear
  B oth parties have candidates of which we should have no fear.
  O nly the candidates will tell you that they get a bad rap
  V ery often, however, the voter is the sap ~ Yet,
  E ach one of us must vote his I just did!

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  1. Date: 11/9/2010 4:52:00 AM
    Around here, absentee voting is rife with fraud. Old people in nursing homes "vote" for whoever brings them the ballot even if they don't know their own names. Everybody knows about it, but nothing is done to stop it. It't sure not done with "intellect" as you suggest. Elton

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 4:42:00 AM
    GREAT acrostic, Daniel! I am fed up with the nonsense in political campaigns. Instead of selecting "none of the above," I will probably choose a write-in candidate. I know that's like a wasted vote, but like you I "musst vote my conscience." Love, carolyn