This community is dedicated to exploring topics raised in DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE: Poems for an Election Year by me (Janet Wong). In this book, you'll find topics such as liberty, the election, voting rights of kids, how to choose a president, the electoral vote, and more. Thanks for stopping by, and please jump in with your comments. Whether you're 9 years old or 90, we want to know what you're thinking!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The First Obama-Romney Debate
What do you remember from last night's first Obama-Romney debate? Do you remember WHAT they said, or just HOW they said it?
Mainly I remember thinking: "Would someone give Obama a cup of coffee, please?" (Wake up, Mr. President!)
And: "How about some chamomile tea to calm Romney down a bit?"
As far as substance, I'm sorry to say I didn't remember a whole lot--much of what was said seemed like infomercial talking rather than genuine communication. And I'm not sure that I trusted what was said. It would be really neat to have little frowning faces (or question marks) pop up over their heads every time they stretch the truth, wouldn't it?
Here's a poem that I wrote after one of the Republican debates earlier this election season. Use it as a start and revise it to reflect your own views about these debates!