They smiled, shook hands and took their spots,
Preparing for a fight
And each made verbal jabs which filled
Supporters with delight.
They ducked and feinted, spewing words
To bring the other down,
Believing that by doing so,
They’d earn themselves the crown.
The moderator did his best
To keep them both on track
But it was hard because restraint
At least one side did lack.
The answer to “Who won?” depends
On whom you would promote.
We’ll learn the truth in several weeks
When we get out to vote.