Buzz Ballad: The Lonesome Debate of Mitt Romney

---apologies to Bob Dylan and "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"

Obama threw zingers to attack Mitt Romney

Trying to compensate for his lack of Teleprompter

In a mainstream-media townhall-debate format

With an audience stacked to be favorable to him

And all audience questions previously submitted

With commentators watching to inflate his successes

And minimize answers that Romney might offer

But you who rationalize deceit

And justify all spin

Are going down to a deserved defeat

For November Sixth we will win

Barack Obama grew up as a Leftist

In law school adopted Critical Race Theory

For twenty years sat and listened to a pastor

Who damned the America that gave him his fortune

And claims he never heard what that preacher uttered

He started political life with assistance

From a terrorist bomber who is unrepentant

But you who rationalize deceit

And justify all spin

Are going down to a deserved defeat

For November Sixth we will win

Romney like Obama grew up in some privilege

But starting adult life gave up his inheritance

So that he could earn for himself satisfaction

By making his own way when finding his fortune

He saved companies and he saved the jobs with them

And in doing so he amassed his own millions

Which Barack Obama attacks with class warfare

Romney understands that it's the private sector

And not government jobs and not entitlements

That will bring the United States out of recession

If we are not fettered by too much regulation

But you who rationalize deceit

And justify all spin

Are going down to a deserved defeat

For November Sixth we will win

The moribund media determine the forum

In which candidates may debate, and decorum

Under which anyone challenging whom they favor

Will have disabilities 'neath which they labor

So that they'll be lucky to finish a sentence

In order to build up the incumbent's competence

And paint he who challenges him as a devil

They know he can't win if the playing field's level

And so his record must at all costs be hidden

Ignoring the filthy stench of reeking midden

Demanding the while that Romney "give specifics"

Ah, but you who rationalize deceit

And justify all spin

Are going down to a deserved defeat

For November Sixth we will win