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!

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
by Janet Wong

#1 says: 
That’s a lie.

#2 says: 
You can’t hide.

Don’t beat up on me.
The truth is just so . . .
complicated . . .
when you’re trying to get 
My mind is fogged up
kind of hazy . . .
I know you think
it sounds plain crazy
but I simply don’t remember.
Ask me again—

in December.

1 comment:

  1. I so agree, Janet. I felt like they were acting - pundits measure success upon who "acted" the best. To me, both were just bad.