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Monday, October 13, 2008

Halloween Favors Obama

posted by on October 13 at 10:22 AM

Yet more bad news for McCain:

obamamccainmasks.jpgVinyl masks of Democrat presidential candidate Obama are reportedly selling better nationwide, and locally, than those of Republican McCain. Halloween

Mask suppliers say sales of political masks have predicted the outcome of the last several elections.

Matt Lance, chairman of the Bay County Republican Party, doesn’t buy it. The winner on Nov. 4 will be determined by voters, not trick or treaters, he said….

…On the other hand, ”I would assume the McCain costume wouldn’t be coming to my door looking for a handout,” Lance laughed.

Tony Pawelski, chairman of the Bay County Democratic Party, said he wouldn’t give any candy to a costumed McCain.

”He’d just give it to Bush,” Pawelski quipped.

Why is that mask of Obama not convincing?

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Hm, that seems a bit counter-intuitive to me, just because I think I'd be much more scared by someone wearing a McSame mask than I would be if someone were wearing an Obama mask.

On the other hand, I can imagine, in many parts of the South the opposite would be true.

Posted by COMTE | October 13, 2008 10:18 AM

"Mr. Obama is running as a reformer who is seeking to reduce the influence of special interests. But like any other politician, he has powerful constituencies that help shape his views. And when it comes to domestic ethanol, almost all of which is made from corn, he also has advisers and prominent supporters with close ties to the industry at a time when energy policy is a point of sharp contrast between the parties and their presidential candidates."

Posted by John Bailo | October 13, 2008 10:24 AM

I can't think of anything lamer than being some fucking politician for Halloween.

Posted by god | October 13, 2008 10:25 AM

I think the mask is not convincing because the chin is too big. It's like a Leno chin. The nose is off too. It almost looks like a weird version of James Brown.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 13, 2008 10:27 AM

@3, i agree, but this halloween is 4 days before the biggest election of our lifetimes.

and it's an awesome halloween for women who look like sarah palin.

Posted by jrrrl | October 13, 2008 10:31 AM

i think they just re-painted some old bill clinton masks for the obama mask.

Posted by cranky | October 13, 2008 10:31 AM

That mask is weird because it looks like they just took the John Kerry mask from 2004 and colored it brown.
Because, you know, all Democrats look alike.

Posted by grumpypants | October 13, 2008 10:34 AM

When I was six, I dressed up as a homeless Richard Nixon for Halloween. Good times!

Posted by Mahtli69 | October 13, 2008 10:34 AM

The Obama mask looks like a browned Jimmy Carter. (Shudder)

Posted by Andy Niable | October 13, 2008 10:36 AM

No, it looks like a black Jay Leno

Posted by Chris in Tampa | October 13, 2008 10:40 AM

#1 - Stop spreading the myth that racism in the US solely exists in the South. If you take a look most of the recent hateful McCain/Palin rallies are taking place in northern states like PA, OH, and MN.
I'll admit since most of the southern states aren't swing states (only FL) we aren't getting the chance to expose our racism as much. But the events of the past few weeks should be viewed as evidence that racism is alive and well outside of the South. So stop hating on the South!

Posted by Atlanta | October 13, 2008 10:41 AM

Obama mask looks like Cleavon Little:

And McCain mask looks like Peter Boyle:

(Sorry about the long links.)

Posted by tabletop_joe | October 13, 2008 10:46 AM

No, McCain wouldn't ask for a handout. He'd steal candy from the little kiddies and give it to middle aged adults.

Posted by keshmeshi | October 13, 2008 10:47 AM

The McCain mask looks like Gerald Ford to me.

Posted by Pam | October 13, 2008 10:55 AM

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

Posted by clintonsarmy | October 13, 2008 11:09 AM

It's missing a turban! Come on, it's so obvious to me!

Posted by pragmatic | October 13, 2008 11:13 AM

@14 beat me to it.

Posted by Sheryl | October 13, 2008 11:17 AM

The skin tone on the mask looks darker than Obama's actual color. Similar to the infamous photoshopped O.J. Newsweek cover.

Posted by kebabs | October 13, 2008 11:17 AM
Posted by patti | October 13, 2008 11:30 AM

@14: Hmmm, more like Gerald Ford's corpse.

Posted by emma's bee | October 13, 2008 11:41 AM

John Bailo: please put a link to a photo of your face in your next comment, so we can all make John Bailo masks for Hallowe'en.


Posted by Cookie W. Monster | October 13, 2008 12:30 PM

@ 13 !!! :D

Posted by Nay | October 13, 2008 1:20 PM

I'm trying to get my sprog to be Obama for Halloween, with a bag reading 'Yes, Oui Candy.'

Posted by just wondering | October 13, 2008 2:44 PM

I agree with 14. It looks like Gerald Ford and young Bill Cosby are about to make out.

Posted by Courtney Sea | October 14, 2008 1:11 PM

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