The Hazards of Candidates’ Debates/Revelations Which Do Deflate

The long-shot candidate made a huge, self-inflicted wound;
he had been one of the most attractive in the room.
But, his abrasive attack, planned to win favor
was something the viewers just could not savor.
In actuality, he didn’t have much of a chance
but he should have sent out a dove’s olive branch.
And so, the question becomes,
will he survive or will he be done?
A front-runner rambled on and on and on
with a white man’s soft, racist response
about slavery’s legacy — revealing an attitude deeply ensconced.
Basically, he said progress would be made for blacks
with better parenting skills, thus placing the blame squarely on their backs.

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