Maybe we can put the thing to rest
with nary an amount of protest:
I dare say politics at its best
is but a popularity contest.
Rule 1, always be in the top news
and if attacked do not be nervous;
remember that what it takes to win
is a boundless talent to spin.
Lie if you must, it’s perfectly okay,
you can't last unless you're a phony,
say you are a savior or something,
sky’s the limit in politicking.
Inexperienced? not a big problem!
hire a tested media-savvy team;
don’t worry about grasp on issues,
just flip-flop to have a wider view.
So what if you have no character?
you know it does not really matter;
what is required is to talk nonstop
to rocket all the way to the top.
Politics is no more than showbiz -
TV interviews, talk shows and glitz;
wait! charisma will do wonders too
like it did for that monkey at the zoo.
Copyright © Wilfredo Derequito