To the editor:
Said the spider to the fly:
"Will you vote for me?" said President Obama to the crowd, "Change you can believe in is still my message; I will remake this great country with your help into one that provides for all!" "No, no," said the independent to Obama. "I still have much to think about. I will decide later. I have much to do, kids to watch and it really doesn't matter much does it?"
"I'm sure you must be tired of hearing all the lies about me, won't you just sit awhile and listen?" said Obama to the independent. "I will provide for you. I will give you health care and I promise that the cost is not high. After all would I ever lie?" said Obama to the independent. "I like what you say, but pray wait just a bit. Summer is long and I have kids to watch. My vote will keep. I need to sleep," said the independent to Obama.
Said Obama to the independent, "Dear voter, what can I do to prove that what I say is God's truth? You put me in office the last time and that was very nice. Have I not kept my promises?" said Obama to the independent. "Oh, I'm sure you have kept your promises. I have your word that is true. I have little time to keep abreast of the news. Frankly sir it gives me the blues," said the independent to Obama.
"Dear independent," said Obama, "you're smart for not watching the news; I can see that your standards are high. Are you not better off than before?" said Obama to the independent. "Well sir I do declare that things are rough. I work for half my pay and our costs are quite high. I know not why," said the independent to Obama. "Truly, I say to you. Give me four more years and you will see. Your pay will be up and your costs will be down. Have I ever lied?" said Obama to the independent.
The independent turned and walked away, got into his sport utility, and drove away. Obama turned to his adviser and said "This silly voter will be back again." So he had his aide reprogram his telepromter with words that he knew the independent could not resist. The following day, Obama spied the same independent walking slowly toward the stage. Slyly, he pretended that he did not see the independent voter. "The independent voter will decide the fate of this great nation. Without their support I would not be here! Look at all I have accomplished. Truly, I have given them the change that they can believe in. I will surely fail if they abandon me now in my hour of greatest need," said Obama to the crowd.
Oh my. Hearing these words sent his heart to flutter, this silly little independent. He came closer to the stage, nearer he drew, with chest puffed out and pride shining from his eyes he cleared his throat and said. "Sir, I have heard all that you said and your words have thrilled me and sent a shiver down my spine. I will pledge my vote to you now. After all, I do not have time to listen to others' lies. You give me your word that is all I need. I am sure my life will change for the better," said the independent to Obama.
And now, dear voters, who may glean from this tale of promises made and not kept I urge you to understand and take heed. Do not listen to idle boasts of change to believe in. Look instead to your mirror. Are you truly better off now than before? Go out and speak to the independent before it's too late. They are too busy to think. They vote only when blessed with a thrill and a chill.