Friday, November 2, 2012

Wooing Fair Ohio - Advice for the Candidates

Wooing Fair Ohio
(rhyming essay)

I live in fair Ohio, a swing state with some power; the phone just keeps on ringing, a few times every hour, the candidates are calling; they seem to know my name, they say they want to help; at least that’s what they claim, so here’s some quick advice for wooing folks from here, I’ll keep it nice and simple; the facts are very clear, we’re proud of who we are and all the things we do; we really like our football - it’s played inside ‘The Shoe’, we also have the MLB, the NFL and more, but don’t mix up the Reds and Browns;  you might make people sore, a lot of fine inventors created stuff right here - like chewing gum and hot dogs and pop top cans for beer, Edison was born here, and astronaut John Glenn, seven former presidents were good Ohio men, Oberlin’s a college, one in high demand; the first coed and interracial school in all the land; here in the Midwest the family reigns supreme; we want to have a shot at living out the dream, of finding work that pays the bills with some to put away; we hope we can retire - somehow, somewhere, someday, so don’t make promises, don’t tell lies; we have a nose for fakes; be sincere, lay it out, show us what it takes; you’ll win our votes, one by one by telling us the truth, and then we might select your name when stepping in the booth.

Good luck and God bless America!


  1. Excellent advice to campaigns! I hope this reaches them. Judy

  2. Thanks. It was fun to write. I will be SO GLAD when all this campaigning is over. I think we got 10 phone calls today and about a dozen pieces of mail!

  3. Loved all the Ohio fact packed into this post! And it IS finally over and Ohio came thru. Love, M