“Your ex what speech?” a campaign aide asked.
“Extemporaneous,” Mack said. “You know, unrehearsed, spontaneous, off-the-cuff.”
“Oh right,” the aide said. “Yes, it was a sterling speech, sir. Very inspirational and energetic.”
“Hold on, Mack,” Ben, Mack’s campaign manager, said. “I don’t mean to burst your bubble, but your speech didn’t go over as well as you think it did. You made a couple of major gaffs that are likely to come back and bite you on your ass.”
“Sheesh, Ben, when did you become so strident?” Mack asked. “You know I can say anything, no matter how ludicrous, and make all kinds of gaffs and they’ll still love me. The voters are stupid. They don’t even listen to what I say as much as how I say it. So stop all of your fretting, Ben. When it comes to my re-election, just get ready to ink the deal.”
Written for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (yes), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (extemporaneous), The Daily Spur (elect), Word of the Day Challenge (sterling), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (strident), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (ink). Photo credit: masterfile.com.