Sunday, February 26, 2012

Daytona Blues

Just as the government intrusion into our lives expands into each nook and cranny from health care to the regulation of one's property to the banning of non licensed children's lemonade stands so have the campaigns for political office. You cannot watch TV without being exposed to political ads most of which are negative sound bites devoid of any discussion of the issues that might matters. No event is immune including that iconic auto race the Daytona 500. A direct result of the millions of dollars available to candidates due to the Super-Pacs motivated not by what is good for the country but rather to buy access and influence legislationDaytona Blues

So much for the dignity and purity of sport
At Daytona political forces will the voters exhort
There is no safe haven to escape the campaign's hectic pace
The UAW will have an anti Mitt banner flying before and after the race
Santorum throws the dice and sponsors car number 22
What happens if it throws a rod early and is through?
God certainly listens to men and gives them what they need
But prayers from a race car He will not heed
Romney will be there as a spectator without banners or cars
Thank God with the engine noise any words will not go far
We can not escape this campaign and the general will be worse
Too much money a by-product of the Super-Pac curse.
A democracy to prosper, to endure must elect the very best
Integrity, intelligence, leadership not money should be the test

© Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
February 26, 2012

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