Dear Barack Obama: Last Night Is What Happens When You Drink Your Own Kool-Aid

What did we learn from last night’s debate?  That (unlike Hillary Clinton) Barack Obama falls apart when he finally encounters a hostile press. 

As the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Dick Polman observes, Obama was “shaken, rattled and rolled” at the ABC debate.  So, is this the kind of candidate you want opposing John “Media Pal” McCain in the general election? 

And that brings me to my latest limerick:

Dear Barack Obama: Last Night Is What Happens When You Drink Your Own Kool-Aid
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The man with the tongue made of gold
Under pressure last night seemed to fold.
His supporters excuse him—
Claim press guys abuse him.
Words matter. Barack’s? Oversold![tags]ABC Pennsylvania Presidential Debate, Senator Obama, Election Humor, Campaign Satire, Senator Clinton, Hostile Press, Senator McCain[/tags] 

6 Responses to “Dear Barack Obama: Last Night Is What Happens When You Drink Your Own Kool-Aid”

  1. Ha, haven’t read you in a while, good to see your still going on.

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks for stopping by Jerome! I had no idea you ever read me at all. :)

  3. Obama is not a seasoned debater. He will be eaten up by the Republican machine.
    He is wrong on the issues and his delivery is anything but sure.

  4. Tiny Tyrant says:

    as with Hillary, looks like a LOT of ground work is being done on Obama to undermine his character in the public’s eye. “a pattern begins to emerge.. Wright AND Ayers.”

    but Hillary’s tougher and i’d say the shoring is now proven. after all these years, it won’t cave. not now.

    it was obvious months ago and it is still the case: who do the repubs wanna go up against?

    “ah, Mr Obama, we’ve been expecting you, come on in.”

  5. Tbone says:

    You really don’t have any talent with words.

    It seems from your words that you are aiming to insult rather than provide an insightful verse.

    Don’t quit your day job (or night).

  6. Tbone says:

    Here’s a good one that I wrote. Maybe you can learn from how I do things.

    Bush’s Boy Johnnie:

    McCain asked about Torture
    Bush said “We don’t do”
    Then he asked a Gonzalez
    who had the answer in his shoe
    he unrolled the ball of paper
    and read it out loud
    It said “You are the Presidente”
    and “for you it is allowed”
    So John came back to Bush
    and was really quite cross
    but Bush shrugged his shoulders
    and told Johnnie “get lost”