But when he failed to get the nod,
God said that he should set a new precedent.
That he ought to “Lead by quitting” anon;
Urging others to follow his foray.
He would lead by quitting quite soon;
Inspired by his encounter, it appeared.
Withdrew from the Speaker’s race, at least partly,
It seems, to lead by quitting, a la Scott Walker.
A call so clear that, in the end,
They’d lead by quitting, for the common good?