Limerick Ode To Republican Panic

Newt Gingrich demolished Mitt in South Carolina. Newt’s surging in Florida. And Romney’s large national lead is collapsing. Needless to say, the Republican establishment is starting to panic:

To the extent Newt threatens the Establishment, it’s because of his electability–or lack thereof. The GOP’s mandarins see Gingrich’s nomination as a sure way to blow their chance of deposing Barack Obama. They see Gingrich as the political equivalent of a Fukushima nuclear plant worker, with polls showing him to be lethally irradiated by his negative approval ratings. Whereas Mitt Romney is running about even with Barack Obama in head-to-head polling, Newt loses by double-digit margins. Sure, those numbers could change if Gingrich beats Romney and wins the nomination, with all the accolades it entails. On the other hand, his grandiosity syndrome may kick in, as it has before, and render him a laughing stock. Hence the many Establishment Republicans now saying things like, “Newt means losing 45 states.”

And that brings me to my latest limerick:

Limerick Ode To Republican Panic
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The Republican powers-that-be
Are scared of a Newt-nominee:
Newt’s grandiose ways
Could trigger malaise,
As voters to Democrats flee.

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6 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Republican Panic”

  1. Steve Bates says:

    (Your use of “malaise” inspired me to this one…)

    Says Newt, to the lot of his spouses,
    “A plague upon all of your houses!
    For hours and days
    You complain of malaise!”
    Yet still, for the next one he browses…

    – SB the YDS

  2. Mauigirl says:

    Hey, thanks for your comment and haiku on my blog – loved it. Am adding your blogs to my blogroll!

  3. Mauigirl says:

    Love the limerick!

  4. madkane says:

    Fun limerick, Steve. Thanks.

    And thanks Mauigirl for the kind words and blogroll link. I’ve linked back to you on my Political Madness blogroll!

  5. JAG says:

    “They see Gingrich as the political equivalent of a Fukushima nuclear plant worker,”
    Actually, he is the equivalent of the FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR PLANT. No sane voter will want to go near him and any Republican policy he claims and spews out as his own will be viewed as the lethally radioactive material spewed from Fukushima by moderate Republicans and Independents. Obama will bury him in a landslide like Chernobyl is buried in a block of concrete.

  6. madkane says:

    JAG, I suspect you’re right.