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

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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