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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/16/2008

The E-Mailbag: Vote NOW for Character-in-Chief...

By Michael Cavna

We've kicked off the nominating process. Now it's time to get serious about your presidential candidates. (And no, we don't mean Joe the Plumber -- thanks for flagging the funny and uber-timely New Adventures of Queen Victoria, "jimbo1949".)

Which cartoon folk, o comics fans, would make the best Character-in-Chief?




From the swamp, the
"I go Pogo" campaign
still has grassroots
support. (Walt Kelly)

Comic Riffs last week asked you which character has the best qualities -- from courage to charisma -- to lead this noble nation of ours. Readers's ruminations ranged from Boy Scouts to grazing bovine. From the candidates you drafted, it is time to thin the field, so to speak.

As next week's cartoon primaries near, here are your nominees. (And if you've got a write-in candidate for the Comments field, here's your last chance to get 'em on next week's primary ballot.) Without further ado, let the balloting begin.

By Michael Cavna  | October 16, 2008; 11:00 AM ET
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Comments

Talk about your timely comics! New Adventures of Queen Victoria already has McCain dumping Palin for Joe da Plumma. Maybe we need a queen in the White House.

Posted by: jimbo1949 | October 16, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

NAQV's joe the plumber cartoon is hilarious!!....

Posted by: Joe D. Plumber | October 16, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I go Pogo. He can get the rural southern vote (hey, a trailer would be a step up) AND he's smart enough to capture the NE and W elites.

If a pit bull can run for VP, a possum can run for prez.

Posted by: f2 | October 16, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

I vote Calvin with Brandy as his VP.

Think about it.

Posted by: EricS | October 16, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Dave Barry

He's a character, right?

Posted by: MSchafer | October 16, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

The country should turn over all its major crises and minor problems to Mary Worth. Everyone in her strip has already done so. Within 6 months America (which by then will be renamed the United State of Mary) will rule the world. Global warming will no longer be an issue, because henceforth everything will move at a glacial pace.

Posted by: Seismic-2 | October 16, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Calvin is Da Man! Not only does he have spaceflight experience, he's also a noted tranmogrifier pilot and time traveler (and at times a shape-shifter). What more could we ask?

Posted by: G. Lomzx | October 16, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

After 8 years of George W. Bush, Zippy the Pinhead would be a redundancy.

Posted by: Daniel J. Drazen | October 17, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Pogo's actually a resident of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and regularly received write-in protest votes (including a couple of mine) for Governor of Georgia back in the old one party days..

Posted by: Grundoon | October 20, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

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