October 25, 2006

Decision 2008, Candidate Profiles: Barack Obama, can he win, or does his head on top of his body look too much like a lollipop?

Posted in Decision 2008, political satire at 6:06 pm by thewashingtonbeltsider

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by Paula Berrer

Though previously professing almost no desire to run in the 2008 Presidential campaign, Illinois Senator Barack Obama’s name has appeared more often recently as an attractive alternative as a candidate, but it forces discussion of an issue that has been part of a whispering campaign since he first burst onto the national scene: the fact that his rather large head looks like the head of a lollipop alongside his more slender and diminutive trunk and body, and the fact that he is nearly invisible, as a result, when viewed from the side.

“I don’t see it as a liability at all,” he has said. “When candidates debate, it is usually face-to-face.” Indeed Obama’s left his greatest impressions as a pblic figure before face-on before the cameras in a keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention. However, he would be the first candidate who appears this similar to a lollipop to run for high executive office since James Polk’s candidacy and eventual ascendency to cheif executive in 1845.90px-polkpolk.jpg

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