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The highest office in our land will soon be decided. Opponents spar, both tooth and nail; reputations derided. “Just look at his voting record,” said one brash candidate. “His radical positions are so quick to desecrate. Promptly, and viciously, his opponent fired right back, With a profane, demeaning, and scourging attack. “His way is misleading; his promises don’t ring true. Just hollow rhetoric, for which he has no clue. “Voters can’t believe his empty pledge that sounds cozy. Our economy is at stake, yet he makes it sound so rosy. “Unfortunately, to me the media has been most unkind. Their reporters have attacked and maligned. “My opponent, with flawed logic, and twisted facts, Bashes me with unmerciful and lambasting attacks. While his tax proposals will put us in a hole. He will likely put our whole nation on the dole. “And who will pay the bill? Surely we all will pay, Since he betrothed Freddie Mac to Fannie Mae!”

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