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Sunday, November 02, 2008
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Somehow, between the hate-mongers, the comedy folks, the Wall Street crash, and our lack of belief in Washington, this Campaign 2008 has played out as a farce. Because of Saturday Night Live, these candidates may as well have stayed home for the past two weeks. Whether you make sense of it or not, don't forget to vote ...

by Ted L Glines

We vote for he whose goals we can embrace,
or sometimes cast our votes for laughs and play,
for prancing candidates in disarray,
but all their lying makes a crazy race,
as goals are lost while we enjoy the chase,
and Joe the Plumber never goes away,
in spite of all the rules of voting day,
campaigning rules have died in rude disgrace.
A black man may become our president,
a pending heart attack may win the race,
and we have heard assassination threats
as pundits boost the drama of this pace,
whichever way it goes -- heaven sent,
with sports book moguls placing heavy bets.
Soon we'll know which one of them has won,
which does not mean that “change” has now begun,
for talking is their game,
as our lives remain the same,
and we'll be glad when all of this is done.


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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 11/8/2008
it's all done now Ted, I for one had my doubts about Obama winning, but he won on a wide scale, thanks to this election I have more faith in my country, and in my white brothers and sisters, and everyone else who has shunned and tried to hold my race down
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 11/4/2008
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 11/2/2008
I'm just glad that I'm not a U.S. citizen, so I won't be voting; but if I do vote...yes, I will certainly vote for the one I, myself, believe in without any outside influence on my decision of choice.

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 11/2/2008
I will cast my vote and pray that I have chosen right and pray that GOD leads us out of these Dark Days! HUGS! SC
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 11/2/2008
No election that I can remember has ever gained as much attention as this one. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. It always does. No American will be bored Tuesday night and that you can take to the bank. Great poem my friend.
Reviewed by Miller Caldwell 11/2/2008
Well said...even if I don't have the vote.
In UK the victor moves to 10 Downing Street the next day. Why not get rid of the out going President sooner.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/2/2008
Flying Fox...what about my suggestion of bringing the guillotine to the First Front Lawn and start cleaning Washington and afterward one State at a time?


PS: sorry, my vote is gonna be in a pipe so them can smoke it!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/2/2008
God help us ... whichever way we pick (we pick? HA), we're screwed ... excellent write.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/2/2008
and we'll be glad when all of this is done.

We surely will. I think this campaign has been one of the very worst in a very long time, and we've had many bad ones.

And Joe the Plumber? What a joke this guy is, and what a farce that he is brought up, again and again and again in this abysmal campaign.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/2/2008
You are right Ted even here in Canada we can't stree it enough that we have to make our vote count even though we don't have the right one to vote for. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/2/2008
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