Friday, August 28, 2015

Political Word Games

This week the Quinnipiac national polling firm ran a poll asking 1563 people the first word that came to mind when thinking about 3 national political candidates.

For Hillary Clinton, the first word was “liar,’ for Bush “Bush,” and or Trump “blowhard.” These word associations partially explain why Clinton’s numbers are dropping, Bush’s are drooping, and Trump’s are booming.

Trump may be a blowhard, but he is lighting up the polls, and sucking up the oxygen from the other GOP political candidates.

Why is this?

Donald Trump is blatantly outrageous.

But his message is proving to be contagious.

On the campaign podiums he may be a blowhard

But at reading voters’ feelings he is a Mozart.

Critics say his promises are bombastic,

But he counters- my results are fantastic,

He claims all other candidates are stupid,

Only he has the God-given smarts to be lucid.

In debates he says he is the only adult,

And he has mastered the art of the insult.

He says he speaks for the silent majority,

And he speaks for them with authority.

People are mad as hell and won’t take it anymore,

This giving away of the U.S. company store.

In the bully pulpit, we will have a deal-maker,

Not a political puppet, but a mover and a shaker.

Voters as this stage love him on the stump,

Will they love him when their ballots they dump.

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