Thursday, October 04, 2012

Presidential Debate 2012 Haiku Contest

Did you watch the presidential debate last night between Obama and Romney? The web is buzzing with opinions on who won, who said what, and who's facts were on point.  Express your thoughts in a friendly reader contest! Write a debate haiku, email to we will post those we receive by Saturday at midnight. Winners may vote in comments and selected Tuesday, and an exclusive collectable Middletown Insider prize will be sent to the winner. Hey, maybe we will even do a snappy graphic to accompany the winner's piece!
What is haiku?
Haiku is a Japanese poetry form. A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader's mind. Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. 
update: in the spirit of Middletown this contest will also be judged according to the Councilman Tom Serra rules of what makes some one qualified to be given a City, BOE police officer or chief job: someone  who is related, and who "lives and worships in Middletown." will be given preferential treatment and all others intimidated into coercion.


  1. Romney zested up
    Obama needing prompter
    Mile high air defeats

    Inspired by Al Gore's silly excuse that Obama's brain was clouded by the mile high air in Denver.

  2. Romney is the Man
    Obama thought he had it
    Gore made excuses

  3. Gotta love conflict when he was negotiating MMPA contract and grievances with the wife!

  4. Romney is your man?
    Rude,loud and flip flop platform
    LYING is his plan!

    See how long this stays up!

  5. Romney still your man?
    Defunding education
    Big bird gets the can?

  6. Romney deregulates
    Wall street crooks allowed to steal
    Shuts down PBS?

  7. Obama lost debate
    Voters know what really counts
    He's still our candidate!

    These were all submitted by Jane M - :)

  8. Thanks, Jane.. We do appreciate the comments.. Feel free to send us anything you want for publication if you wish..


  9. Thanks- Jane and John- running behind - but will get the haiku's up asap- its safe to say you are both winners and you will receive prizes- $15 gift certificates each to 5 guys Burger and Fries and Insider stickers- thanks for participating in our contest!

    MI Staff


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