Rick Perry’s the first to be leaving, conceiving
Of no way to puncture The Donald’s balloon
And who will be next to go under? We wonder
(The smart money says it will likely be soon!)
The polls would call many contenders pretenders
With numbers so low that they don’t stand a chance.
The hopeful respond, “someone’s trolling the polling—
I’m confident, still, I’ll be asked to the dance!”
The voters (well, some) find the choosing amusing;
It’s theatre, played on the world’s grandest stage!
It’s comedy, tragedy, mystery, history,
Farce, at a level defining an age!
I’m told (and I hope) that it’s surely too early
To know who’ll emerge from this fabulous fight
Act Two now begins—which means knowing who’s going
To be the next loser who exits, stage right.
Mano has a nice piece up, noting that nobody wants to be the first to drop out, but that once that stigma has been spoken for, we can expect more people to exit the clown car.
So, who do you think will be next? And how soon?