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Veep Debate

I knew I couldn’t get to sleep
Unless I watched Veep versus Veep;
‘Cause after last week’s dull debate,
I hoped that this would set things straight.

So Biden started his attack,
His plan to make his rival crack;
But Ryan never lost his cool
Or gave us much to ridicule…

Except his blather had no heft.
Without the fluff, not much is left;
For Romney’s plans are not prolific,
Naming nary one specific.

Biden couldn’t stop his smiling
Which, to some, was not beguiling.
Still, despite his constant grin,
He secured a solid win.

Hopefully, some indecision
Will be changed by television.
Voters feeling some connection
Will determine this election.

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  1. Date: 10/15/2012 1:10:00 AM
    I will never forget what Lloyd Bentsen said to Dan Quayle during the 1988 debate. "......senator, you are no Jack Kennedy".

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 10:01:00 AM
    A fun but mature assessment of the debate...I enjoyed reading it.

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 1:25:00 AM
    love it. You were fairly objective and thanks for saying Biden secured the solid win!!! (sure needed that after Obama's sorry performance)

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 3:54:00 PM
    Great political work..The poem has good flow, rhythm, and rhyme..Enjoyed reading got some chuckles..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 10:00:00 AM
    Right on Ilene

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 9:44:00 AM
    I agree with you - Biden scored a win. Hope you are wel and keep the "Rhyme Train" on the track Peace & Love Matthew Anish!