Poetry At The Republican Debate


Going to an art school has taught me that if you center space anything on a word document it becomes poetry. Here, verbatim from transcript, are some poetic masterpieces from the February 22nd Republican Debate in Arizona.

I am the defender of the Constitution.

I’m the champion of liberty.

 This shows the roadmap

to peace and



You know,

 nobody accuses me of not having voted for too much.

They’re always accusing me for not voting for enough.

And I’ve been running in office,

in office off and on


When you have

 forty percent of kids being born out of wedlock,

 and among certain ethnic groups

 the vast majority being born out of wedlock,

you ask yourself, how are we going to have a






The world is more dangerous.

 It is not safer.

North Korea is going through transition.

The Arab Spring has become the Arab Winter.

Syria is in flux.

 This is a dictator who said he wants to drive the United States out of the Middle East.

 I’m inclined to believe dictators.

 Now I think that it’s dangerous not to.


I have to admit,

 I voted for that.

 It was against the principles I believed in, but, you know, when you’re part of the team, sometimes you take one for the team,

 for the leader,

and I made a mistake.


We bought this notion

that you could have Carnegie units

and you could have state standards

and you could have a curriculum everybody

— every child is unique.

Every teacher is unique.

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