The US election years, 2007-2008 was considered the most significant and frightening in our history. As the process continued adinfinitum, you probably became sick of all politicians and their questionable promotional practices. But, politics has been with us since civilization began. People used these extravagant techniques to persuade others to do what the persuaders wanted them to do. These poems recognize the absurdity and the necessity of politics, and, with humor, may help you tolerate politicians long enough to make some use of them.