Barack Obama the New Marlboro Man

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Where's My Jetpack has a bit of fun with Presidential hopeful Barak Obama and his supposed smoking habit. James Carville "chimes in" with an analysis of Obama's chances based on the country's regional smoking preferences. A Philip Morris exec has a good laugh. And Underworld Marketing Social Media Strategist "Lou Cipher" says Obama will be screwed if he lights up predicting a picture of the event will spread acros the Internet within an hour. Hey, it's Friday.

by Steve Hall    Nov- 3-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Spoofs   

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As a non-American it seems that US elections are exceedingly image-concious. Is this really the case? Does the American electorate really choose its leaders based upon such puerile topics as whether they smoke or not?

Posted by: London! on November 6, 2006 6:34 AM

London:

Yes, we are that image conscious. We will even choose leaders based on their blockbuster status as action heroes. (Arnold.) We will kick a candidate to the curb if he emits a weird scream in Iowa (Dean.) We will quickly closet a man who botches a joke (Kerry) and we will openly laugh at a Presdident who appears on an aircraft carrier in a flight suit. Our politics is far more theatre than it is substantative debate.

And here, the anti-smoking Nazis would easily make an issue of a candidate's smoking habit. "How can a man who makes such poor decisions regarding his own health be trusted to make good decisions for our nation?" is how the argument would go.

Posted by: Jetpacks on November 6, 2006 10:22 AM

Jetpacks:
Thanks for that. I'm guessing from your comments that you're not a big fan of this type of superficial politics. Is there any hope for a change?
I only ask because we're witnessign a worrying shift in the same direction over here - Tony "I can't tell the truth" Blair's stay in Number 10 has been a catalogue of image-over-substance issues.

Posted by: London! on November 8, 2006 5:58 AM

Barak Obama caues cancer!!!!!!!

Posted by: Steve on October 17, 2008 11:40 AM

Every liberal I have ever met hated smoking to the point that they would call the law if you smoked near them. With all of them swooning and climaxing over him it's a shame he doesn't fire one up on the stage at a rally. Talk about health of candidates? Obama is a real deciever.

Posted by: Thomas Brown on October 29, 2008 12:40 PM

Every liberal I have ever met hated smoking to the point that they would call the law if you smoked near them. With all of them swooning and climaxing over him it's a shame he doesn't fire one up on the stage at a rally. Talk about health of candidates? Obama is a real deciever.

Posted by: Thomas Brown on October 29, 2008 12:41 PM

Every liberal I have ever met hated smoking to the point that they would call the law if you smoked near them. With all of them swooning and climaxing over him it's a shame he doesn't fire one up on the stage at a rally. Talk about health of candidates? Obama is a real deciever.

Posted by: Thomas Brown on October 29, 2008 12:42 PM

U GUYS R ALL WAY OFF. JUST CAUSE THE GUY SMOKES DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE GUY IS BAD. STUPID REPUBLICANS.

Posted by: OBAMA MAN! on January 18, 2009 3:59 PM





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