As the first voting of the 2000 presidential election approaches, in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries, public disinterest is palpable.
I watched these presidential hopefuls join
Together for debating in Des Moines,
And many times I heard allegiance sworn
To Jesus and to babies not quite born.
Still reason to worry.
The last remaining superpower
Might get a leader who would tower
Above a smallish premier of Japan.
The Third World wouldn't be euphoric
CORRECTION (from the Dec. 27 issue): In Micah L. Sifry's "Public Citizen No. 1" [Dec. 20], Carl Mayer, although he is among those urging Nader to run, was incorrectly identified as a member of the Draft Nader Committee. Also, the town of Amherst is in Wisconsin, not Michigan.
A version of this article also appeared in Salon magazine.
Imprisonment and torture are the sort
Of things that might just drive a person daft.
So just in case that happened to McCain,
The candidates are constantly reviewed.
The questions raised by analysts include:
Will Pat Buchanan matter as a mauler?
Obliviously on he sails,
With marks not quite as good as Quayle's.
Some things may be true even if Pat Buchanan says them, and the inescapable fact is that the 2000 presidential election has so far been a rigged affair, bearing more resemblance to a plebiscite i
The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund provided research support.