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Posted at 7:00 AM ET, 05/18/2009

President Ba-Spock Obama? The Highly Logical Vote Is Yours

By Michael Cavna

Barack Obama is Frozone from "The Incredibles," some say.

Haha -- nice try, but no: Obama is Frazz, others contend.

Are you blind? Obama is -- and will always be -- Sidney Poitier's classroom disciplinarian from the '60s flick "To Sir, With Love," a third camp argues.

And now, with the release of the currently prosperous "Star Trek," the comparisons to Obama as the ever-logical Spock have resurfaced. In a Newsweek interview that officially hits newsstands today, in fact, President Obama is quoted as saying of the new film: "Everybody was saying I was Spock, so I figured I should check it out and--[the president makes the Vulcan salute with his hand]."

During last year's campaign, the great caricaturist Drew Friedman drew Obama as the mild-mannered Spock -- and McCain as a fiery Capt. Kirk. Also during the campaign, Leonard "Mr. Spock" Nimoy spoke about which of the then-leading presidential candidates even knew the Vulcan salute. (And when Comic Riffs wrote about our cartoon-character comparisons during the campaign, Frozone and Frazz were readers' top contenders.)

So I put the question to you, savvy 'Riffs readers. Which fictional figure from pop culture does President Obama most remind you of? And if you've got alternate candidates, feel free to mention those, too. Here at Comic Riffs, we're not only about transparency, but also equal-time equity, so by all means. Offer your highly logical vote.



By Michael Cavna  | May 18, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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Comments

Vulcans don't use money. Therefore, Obama cannot be Vulcan.

Posted by: scorekeepn | May 18, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

According to the Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac it's Cliff Huxtable.

Posted by: jimbo1949 | May 19, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

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