For a bit of fun I Googled
"John Kerry" "T.S. Eliot"
"George W. Bush" "T.S. Eliot"
and looked for highly listed but interesting direct connections
between the candidates and the poet.
Here is what I got:
Kerry might want to reread "Prufrock."
The National review, a conservative journal, on hearing of Kerry
The irony of Kerry, with his reputation for taking both sides of
every issue, quoting from "Prufrock" seems to have been lost on
both the candidate and the columnist. The two main characteristics
of the Prufrock persona are his indecision and his utter inability
to say precisely what he means: [more]
George W. Bush, poet
A poem written by Bush is criticized. A quote:
Like T.S. Eliot, Bush is demonstrating that authentic
communication, even between man and wife, is impossible.