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 agree. He's one of the worst public speakers I have ever seen. Even this author, while trying to point out Obama's failures, still falsely lauds Obama's faux speaking abilities.
See now, that was my first thought...
Uhhhh . . . that would be me. I’ll throw my fat in the ring.
I’d just be glad for someone who is not an Ivy League edumacated lawyer, and also not Romney or Hukleberry.
"short" - check
"pudgy" - 5' 8", 205 lbs - check
"balding" - nope, I still have most of my (white) hair
"Been there, scars" - check
"results" - maybe, maybe not?
Looks like I'll have to give the next Presidential campaign a pass.
Besides, I'm still working on my campaign to the first short, fat, out of shape, totally unskilled, token white NBA player. If a team will hire me and the league will "affirm" me, then I'll try to waddle down the court as fast as possible to create some action. Besides, the money in the NBA is a whole lot better than Presidential salary!
Finally, as the man said, the only one you should trust with that much power is someone who would have to be drug in, kicking & screaming!
Thanks - stole that - named it “Obama Bites!” ;-)
After electing a sleek, biracial - and untested - man as President last time is another reason why nobody under 21 should be able to vote except those in the armed forces.The young and dumb vote only on looks and BS not brains.
Oh brother where art thou?
Good. Spread his ugly mug around.
But how can they be sure Huckabee will win the nomination? :)
What America should try to do is to search for a conservative, qualified nominee that meets the requirements of the Constitution, in essence a person that has a visible and accepted history of BEING an American, he does not have to be white, I would vote for a black President because its a blight upon all African-Americans that have been fooled into thinking that Obama is truly representing them.
History may very well be shown in the future that Obama was nothing but a con job using his race as a shield. Black America deserves better, not this impostor. Its our duty to do better the next time, to correct this mistake.
Could we just start the list with anyone who was actually AMERICAN?
If anything there isn't enough gridlock in Washington.
Liz works for me.
Rush 2010 !
Awesome! Is this your creation?
Rush would need to be recruited - but I think he’d go for it.
No, I just save good work where I find it and re-post it here. A lot of good work isn't even signed. I don't know who created that piece.