The Pundits Contemplate Herman Cain

The Pundits Contemplate Herman Cain

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                        I
We’ve spent a month of this campaign
In trying daily to explain
The steady rise of Herman Cain.
Through willingness to risk a strain
In every muscle of the brain,
We’ve laid out all we think germane
To help the public ascertain
Why Cain consistently can gain
(Despite, some charge, a moral stain)
Support that doesn’t seem to wane,
No matter how we all complain
That thinking voters might ordain
For Cain a four-year White House reign
Is truly—to be blunt—insane.

                        II
So far, our work has been in vain.

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