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  Elections are less than a week away
  And all the candidates have something to say.

  With nervy tenure the ads were on the wing
  Tossing the dirt as far and as much as they could fling.

  When the signs are all up with their names posted there
  I always say..."Voter, Beware!"

  It's not their programs that they'll try to move
  But the largess in their pockets that they'll try to improve.

  I won't say I'm not cynical about election day
  I work as a judge during that crazed fray.

  Candidates all quote Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln for sure
  It would be better for us, if they knew who they were!

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  1. Date: 11/8/2010 1:38:00 PM
    Congrats, Dan. Great entry. Cleverly written Ralph

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 8:22:00 PM
    great entry, congrats on your win Dan

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 6:08:00 PM
    hahaha, your last line was a great punch line. So you are a judge??? congrats on your fine win, Daniel. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 2:32:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Dan in Carolyn's contest. Wishing you the best with your writing and winning in contests. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 2:02:00 PM
    congratulations on your fine win , Daniel and thanks for the comment

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 12:53:00 PM
    Daniel...Many congrats on winning in contest with this nice piece. Luv/Best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 11:21:00 AM
    Dan I just love the last line. Easy to throw the quotes around pity they dont live up to them ;) enjoyed this! Congratulations on your win and enjoy your day (",) W

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 10:23:00 AM
    It seems its al ways a matter of picking the best of a bad lot...congrats you on you great win. BG

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 10:13:00 AM
    Great line, Daniel "Jefferson and Lincoln, if they knew who they were!" Or better yet, even slightly knew anything about the precept moral they stood for. Congratulations on your honored poem. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 7:03:00 AM
    That last line sums it all up perfectly!! Congratulations, Daniel, on this clever poem!! Well done!

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 5:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win, Daniel

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 5:21:00 AM
    Indeed, voters have few choices, Daniel. Great use of sarcasm throughout your poem. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/2/2010 7:28:00 AM
    Voter, beware, for sure!! Oh, I like the biting sarcasm in this poem, Daniel. Good luck in the contest. Might want to check spelling in title. Best to you, Diane

  1. Date: 11/1/2010 9:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on a well earned featured write this week Dan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 8:30:00 PM
    Congrats Dan on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great one to share with us all today with luv..

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 12:36:00 PM
    Thank you for posting your excellent poetry here at PoetrySoup so we all may read it Dan. May your weekend be one of much joy to you and may it bring inspiration to the end of your pen. Wishing you the best in any contestd you have entered or are going to enter this weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 11:50:00 AM
    Hope you'll enter this in my contest, Daniel! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 11:16:00 AM
    Very funny entry for the election humor contest, Daniel. (If you didn't enter this one, you should -- it's great.) I'm still sorting through the mudslinging trying to find out who the candidates really are. Good luck! Diane

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 7:27:00 AM
    Hi Daniel Cwiak.Loved this . Politics seems to be the same the world over. you could be writing about Ireland. We say that the best party is the one that is not in power. Thanks, Eamon

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 6:39:00 AM
    Ha, ha, good one. raskin