Where was Anthony Downs' spirit at the Party Convention,
With moderates absent and only Bruni giving mention?
Many Midwest Democrats don't seem to like the President.
That must be the reason all these candidates are hesitant.
For the ailing economy apparently no way out,
There's no will for real solutions; pols on each side simply pout.
Ideological purity, toeing the Party line,
Makes true believers happy yet hastens the nations' decline.