Are you cutout to be president?
Blog Guy, my sister went to Washington DC this summer and got her picture taken with President Obama at some event. Is that worth anything?
It all depends on the quality of the cutout. You know, did they use good cardboard, nice glossy finish, great big grin, almost real, that kind of thing.
I don’t get you. It WAS real. He was there, and she stood next to him. So that’s the best, right?
Unfortunately, no. Obama seldom looks as good in person as he does in cardboard, so the very best cutouts are the gold standard. Here, look here at these cutout samples. See how life-like he appears?
Blog Guy, according to your actual captions below, the one on the lower left, with the microphone, really IS Obama, not a cutout.
Yes, that’s true, and experts would compliment him there for looking almost cutout-quality.
That’s crazy! You’re saying it’s BETTER to have your picture taken with a cutout?
Of course. The real guy will probably be around for years to pose with people, but the best cutouts only last a few weeks, what with wear and tear. You do the math.
Top left: Students reach out to kiss a cutout of U.S. President-elect Senator Barack Obama in New Delhi, November 5, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Top right: A U.S. fan poses with a cutout of Obama in Rustenburg, South Africa, June 26, 2010. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Bottom left: Obama hosts a town hall forum in the East Room of the White House, August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Bottom right: A cardboard cutout of Obama at the ‘We Are One': Opening Inaugural Celebration” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, January 18, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Right: Obama supporters hold up a cardboard cutout at a campaign event at the Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida, October 21, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young