Skip to comments.Wanted: short, fat white man to succeed Barack Obama
Posted on 03/07/2010 10:22:07 PM PST by Schnucki
As the glamour of Barack Obama fades, Americans are likely to turn to entirely different presidential candidates next time, argues Toby Harnden in Washington.
You could call it the revenge of the ugly white guys. After electing a handsome sleek, biracial - and untested - man as President last time, Americans may well be ready for something entirely different in 2012.
Remember that you heard it here first: make way for the short, pudgy, balding white fellow who's been there and got the scars - and the results - to prove it.
In many respects, Barack Obama was the ultimate candidate for the television age. He looked fantastic and sounded wonderful. He soared above politics and made people feel better about themselves.
Ability to get things done? Track record? Such petty considerations seemed beside the point in 2008 for Obama was the very culmination of history. It was almost as if the then Senator for Illinois symbolised the end of politics, the point at which the perfect candidate drew a line under grubby partisanship.
Now, Americans have woken up from that dream and are living with the hangover. Neither history nor politics ended when Obama's ascended to the Oval Office. The recession is biting, unemployment is still hovering just below 10 per cent, the deficit is soaring and there is still gridlock in Washington.
Having elected two Senators as President and Vice-President for the first time since 1960, Americans are likely to look once again towards the more traditional stable for commanders-in-chief - the governor's mansions.
As the Republican challengers to Obama begin to prepare the ground for their 2012 runs, two hitherto unlikely potential candidates are gaining support among party insiders.
Before Obama, neither would have had a prayer. Mitch Daniels, described by the "Washington Post" as Indiana's "diminutive
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I don’t like how they’re bringing race into this. Americans are fed up with Obama’s socialist policies and the unbecoming attitude displayed by him, those in his administration, and his biggest allies in Congress-> NOT the color of his skin.
I’d take the Hunchback of Notre Dame if he was a true conservative.
I’d settle for a cute, married Alaskan chick.
Paging Dick Cheney.
Yep. The “not-0bama” isn’t a short, fat, white male. It isn’t even a male.
Yes; because skin tone, BMI, and follicle count are the truly momentous attributes of they guy we have as our president.
I’m with you, Joe. A female with executive experience and a track record of going after dorruption regardless of party affiliation.
I don't care how many scars or how much hair the next president has. Just slash the darned federal spending, and bring down the deficits, and kill 0bamacare if it passes this year.
ummm... that would be “corruption”. Perhaps if I used spell check...
This is sorta the way I was thinking when Dole was running against Clinton. I thought it would be ironic if the first baby boomer prez was displaced by a severely wounded WWII vet. Of course Dole did not run a good campaign, did not run on solid conservative planks, and he did not send the boy willie packing.
Of course Dole, even old, was more handsome than Clinton when viewed objectively.
Obama is just a victim of Affirmative Action
>> I dont like how theyre bringing race into this.
Actually, none of the physical attributes belong.
Somebody once said something about “the content of one’s character”. I wonder who that was...
But for the experience, I guess I qualify.
Now that I’d enjoy! Sarah and Rush!
Handsome? Is this satire?
Obama only looks and sounds good if you are in love with him.