A Pair of Candidates

Obama Clerihew

Barack Obama
Exclaims, 'Yo mama so ugly, everybody can tell she yo mama!'
But he exclaims it sotto voce that none might hear,
A prudent man in an election year.

Romney Sonnet

Much have I prospered in the realms of gold,
And striven mightily against taxation.
My heart, toward human health and welfare cold,
Warms with compassion for the corporation.
I trounced a field of pygmy lunatics
Who vied to be our Party’s nominee.
Their wing-nut tent-revival politics
Lost to my gospel of plutocracy.
Now I must court the wing-nut vote to win,
But I’m an awkward fit with their theology.
Though we
re agreed that most sex is a sin,
They find my faith as queer as Scientology.
  I pray the wealth stockpiled to make me chief
  Can buy some semblance of their true belief.

Chris O'Carroll

If you have any comments on this poem,  
Chris O'Carroll would be pleased to hear them.