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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Which One Looks More Presidential?

posted by on September 24 at 15:20 PM

I am so glad there’s video of the two candidates dealing with Suspension-gate 2008. Maybe even more than the basic comparison of standing the two men next to each other at a debate, this really highlights the matter of who gives off the feeling of a confident, competent commander-in-chief during a time of crisis.

Who looks more presidential?


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I just posted this in another thread, but between this video and that photo, there is something very disturbing about this man's health. This really worries me, not just for the larger ramifications for our country, but also just out of genuine concern for his well-being. He looks really bad.

Posted by laterite | September 24, 2008 3:31 PM

The headlines alone

McCain - Suspends Campaign

Obama - President's job to handle multiple things


Posted by Chris | September 24, 2008 3:36 PM

I can imagine Dick Cheney in the President's office right now suggesting that the election itself be suspended because it will be too distracting during this emergency.

Posted by inkweary | September 24, 2008 3:45 PM

Why does the McCain video loop? Is there supposed to be a Q&A segment that's somehow been cut, or is it supposed to show twice?

I LOVE that Obama answers questions. I find it depressing that I'm so excited by a politician actually addressing a member of the press--but I am, actually excited.

Oh--re: the concerns of the election being cancelled. That can't really happen, can it? Can it?

Posted by MJ | September 24, 2008 3:53 PM

obama makes his statement, takes questions.

mcchicain makes his statement, flees.

Posted by max solomon | September 24, 2008 3:53 PM

@1 - it's a long campaign, and mccain looks worn out. The man would look like Emperor Palpatine by 2012.

Posted by superyeadon | September 24, 2008 3:56 PM

You know that scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when the bad guy drinks out of the wrong grail? I feel like I'm watching that.

Posted by keshmeshi | September 24, 2008 4:01 PM

Answering unscripted questions? What? Wait... brain... confused... So... long...since... this... seen... President Obama, it's been a pleasure.

Posted by Suze | September 24, 2008 4:09 PM

Re: McCain's appearance -- Will this country want to actually watch a man get older before their eyes on a daily basis?

Posted by jenn_the_eskimo | September 24, 2008 4:24 PM

I've come to the conclusion that McPalin looks like nothing less than a large, shriveled up testicle.

Which would explain the fact that - HE'S NUTS!

Posted by COMTE | September 24, 2008 4:34 PM

Forget watching him grow older, he might actually DIE in front of us.

Posted by laterite | September 24, 2008 4:36 PM

Answering the question - who looks more presidential?

I hate to say anything, because I'm a lifelong Democrat and strong Obama supporter, but having seen the first 30 seconds of both, I think that John McCain looks more presidential.

Obama looks like press secretary - reading from notes, etc. McCain is starting to sound eerily like Ronald Reagan.

Yes, Obama makes more sense, has principles, answers questions, etc, but McCain, albiet not pleasant to look at, does *look* more presidential.

Posted by JRo | September 24, 2008 4:51 PM

Stop calling it "WARSHington"!!!!!

Posted by Scottie Yahtzee | September 24, 2008 5:07 PM

What does "more presidential" mean?

Posted by me | September 24, 2008 5:49 PM

david letterman on mccain canceling his appearance and campaign:

Posted by skye | September 24, 2008 6:07 PM

@12, I agree... McCain is the guy that if I had no idea what was going on in the race and someone showed me a picture of each of them, I wouldn't say "err.. what? *That* guy is running for *president*?"

I love Obama and I'm going to vote for him, but McCain is the one who looks more "presidential", at least in the traditional sense.

Posted by sepiolida | September 24, 2008 8:34 PM

@12 and @16: That's only because we are only used to older, white men as President. This is a new day.

Frankly, I think it's a garbage question.

Posted by me | September 24, 2008 10:31 PM

@2 for the win.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 24, 2008 11:08 PM

We won't support spine-less NO-Bama and will re-defeat him in November !! Go Hillary 2012 !!

Posted by clintonsarmy | September 25, 2008 1:28 AM

Sigh, clintonsarmy, please go and die in fire. KTHXBY!

While we're more use to the old white guy look of presidents, I'm all for Obama and have been since I first heard him talk in 2004. I can't wait for the debate and I hope that Obama smacks McCain like the proverbial red headed step child.

Posted by DJ Eternal Darkness | September 25, 2008 3:28 AM

Yeah, he's not feeling well. Tired? Neurologically impaired? Who knows. But if we (and by "we" I mean the dumbfucks who infest the middle of the country) elect this guy, we're actually electing Palin. Meaning, we're actually electing whomever is holding her puppet strings. SCARY.

Posted by violet_dagrinder | September 25, 2008 8:44 AM

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