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Poetry took a hit in politics yesterday. In response to Barack Obama’s flair for eloquent and passionate speeches, Hillary Clinton was quoted in the New York Times (Sunday, Jan. 20) as saying:

“You campaign in poetry, but you govern in prose.”

I agree with Clinton on many issues. But I beg to differ with her here.

Instead, I choose to imagine a country in which politicians campaign in poetry and govern in poetry. 

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