Reflecting on the candidates

September 25, 2008

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I was a bit startled to read that right under plans for the economy, a huge number of voters say they will make their presidential choice based on how the candidates look reflected in sunglasses.

Still, if that’s what voters want, we’ll be doing as many reflection shots as possible until Election Day.

It is also worth noting that a substantial number of likely voters  say they will base their choice on how the candidates look dressed as Vikings. We’ll begin working on that right away.

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top: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama reflected in sunglasses in Hanover, New Hampshire, May 28, 2007. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

middle: Obama reflected in sunglasses in Dunedin, Florida, September 24, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed

bottom: Republican presidential candidate John McCain reflected in sunglasses in Annapolis, Maryland, April 2, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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What a refreshing change this is from the silly writers who want to find out how the candidates feel about issues! I am so happy to see something fun and flirty. I’d really like to see a reality show starring all the candidates, to show how they would accessorize an outfit for maximum effect. That’s so important in a world leader, dontcha think?!!?!

I work a lot with federal laws. I’ve got to tell you, in my opinion, U.S. politicians are so far removed from the average American that they cannot be effective leaders. I doubt most of them can go about their daily lives without a staff of some sort to provide common sense. I don’t care if they’re Republican or Democrat.

They seem to live in an abstract world, with absolutely no sense of concrete reality for American citizens. I’m reminded that there is a word for those who live in a world of total abstration — “insanity.”

Just sit down sometime and read the United States Code Annotated and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

One has to wonder about a republican form of government where the politicians are clueless about real Americans and their everyday concerns.

We might as well be flippant about the candidates. Heaven knows they don’t take us seriously.

I could say they’re shallow reflections of what they should be, but that would be so true that it wouldn’t be at all funny.

Posted by Dr. Doll | Report as abusive

To be fair, the reflection in the middle image could be of anyone.

Well, not Ron Paul: his supporter wears Ray-Bans.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive