Calvin Trillin: A rallying cry from the Obama camp


"Amid discord, Romney Seeks to Sharpen Message on his Agenda."

--The New York Times

We've got to go now hell for leather.

We've got to get our act together,

'Cause even right-wing pundits say

That this campaign's in disarray.

With our endeavor such a mess

We find it difficult to press

Our message that this country needs

A man who's proven by his deeds

That he can turn a firm around,

That he is someone who's renowned

For skills in management writ large.

But wait: that's who we've got in charge.

Calvin Trillin: Deadline Poet: The Nation (10/8/2012)