The winner in the last debate

REUTERS President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shake hands at the start of the final presidential debate at … Continued

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President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shake hands at the start of the final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton.

The morning after the third and final presidential debate, Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles penned the following poem about the old cliché.

Writes Wolpe:

Now that the debates are done
It’s clear to all who really won.
No matter what the pundits say
The winner was the old cliché.

“Our Military must be strong
For we are just and others wrong.
No other workers are worth what ours are worth.
We are the last best hope on earth

I’ve talked with voters now in every state.
And learned good folks can no longer wait.
Our country stands for standing tall.
And tyrants will, with my push, fall

Pro strength pro peace, pro peace with strength
I walked this nation, breadth and length
The way out of our current morass
Is to kiss the babies of the middle class.

Iran will never get a bomb
Our land will be at peace and calm
My opponent is (choose epithet)

So vote for me – and get what you get.”

At last, debates have had their day:

God bless America – and the old cliché.


View Photo Gallery: President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney meet at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., for the final presidential debate of the 2012 campaign.

Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, David Wolpe is the author of seven books including “Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times” and his latest, “Why Faith Matters.” Follow him on Facebook.

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