Skip to content

Thanksgiving Themed Cartoons End Soon – Thankfully

Then the #@*! Christmas cartoons start!

©Ed Stein

Commentary by Ed Stein

I normally don’t like to draw cartoons like this. I’m usually a stickler for at least explaining why I don’t care for a politician or a party or a political idea in a cartoon rather than just ridiculing him/her/it. But, after watching a series of debates between the laughably absurd cast of characters running for the Republican nomination, there’s almost too much to make fun of. Rick Perry’s stumbles, Herman Cain’s serial women problems and worse geography issues, Newt Gingrich’s heavy baggage, and Mitt Romney’s flip-flops lead me to believe that not one of these guys is a serious candidate. Mitt gets something of a pass, given that he’s at least a serious campaigner and a supposedly smart guy, even if he doesn’t know what he stands for from one minute to the next, but all-in-all, it’s hard to believe that this is the best a serious political party can give

I agree with Stein that the current Republican field simply doesn’t deserve treatment much more sophisticated than this. About the only quibble I have is that simply drawing them all as turkeys is a bit cheap. Yes, Mitts a turkey but Cain is a hound-dog, Newt is a bottom feeder, Bachmann is chicken-little, Santorum is an ass, Paul is a money-bomb and Perry is a pet rock. Huntsman must be under the Perry rock because he’s nowhere to be seen.
– Iron Filing (and yes, my version is probably cheaper than Steins and harder to draw too)



  1. Shuki wrote:

    Two days ago (11/22) CNN reported online that a well-known political guru called all the Republican candidates “turkeys.” Interesting confluence, eh?

    Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    I half wonder if they don’t want to win the white house. They can keep the country flailing, killing the government, and blame it on the Democrats.

    Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 10:56 am | Permalink