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Unflattering Photos From The Campaign Trail
February 21, 2008 3:51 PM   Subscribe

Unflattering photos from the campaign trail. My personal favorite is this one: NOMNOMNOM
posted by mr_crash_davis (40 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
McCain, apparently, does not have a good side.
posted by psmealey at 4:09 PM on February 21, 2008


What? Pick?! There was no pick!
posted by Mikey-San at 4:11 PM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


i try to put on a happy face
i fail

(qv)
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:24 PM on February 21, 2008


*demands m_c_d post an unflattering photo of himself, preferably one where he has hair halfway down to his butt*

...or did I dream that?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:25 PM on February 21, 2008


American Hero John McCain Meets His Evil Twin.
posted by milarepa at 4:32 PM on February 21, 2008


McCain's robo-wife is scarier than any of those shots.
posted by 45moore45 at 4:36 PM on February 21, 2008


McCain is Colonel Tigh's long-lost twin.

Anyone?
posted by ORthey at 4:39 PM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Not included in those photos, from Fake Steve Jobs: Hillary Attacks and Kills Obama Supporter at Rally in Youngstown, Ohio.
posted by spiderwire at 4:39 PM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


If the media wanted to kill Obama's candidacy, they could publish a shot of him smoking.

They could also publish any photo of McCain taken from the side.
posted by DU at 4:53 PM on February 21, 2008


If the media wanted to kill Obama's candidacy, they could publish a shot of him smoking.

They are saving them. By the end of the race, you are going to think he is the new Marlboro man.
posted by Mr_Zero at 4:59 PM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wow. Those are tame.
posted by srboisvert at 5:02 PM on February 21, 2008


John McCain can trump any and all unflattering portraits with this one right here.

"Oh, look. A photo of me squinting all funny like. Freakin' hilarious. Here, I've carry this little snapshot in my wallet. It's me at the Hanoi Hilton. I'm the one with the two broken legs. Fucker."
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:09 PM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Most of them are just bad photographs: weird angles, improper exposures, weird shutter timing, etc. But those Clinton ones? A surprised eyebrow raise, I can understand. A moment of ecstasy, sure. But what / the / fuck? Is there any reason for anyone's face to do that?
posted by Sys Rq at 5:18 PM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Fun topic, but these links sent me into pop-up hell. Flagged.
posted by nax at 5:35 PM on February 21, 2008


Senator John McCain (ARRRRRRR) AZ.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:45 PM on February 21, 2008


"...these links sent me into pop-up hell..."

What browser are you using, Netscape 4?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:46 PM on February 21, 2008 [4 favorites]


Bask in the utter restraint of this caption
posted by CautionToTheWind at 5:59 PM on February 21, 2008


Clearly, "fired up and ready to go!" is not just lip service to Senator Clinton. She puts her money where her mouth is. I'm sorry
posted by naju at 6:16 PM on February 21, 2008


Obama has hot cowboy hat photos.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:21 PM on February 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


Say what you want but this group photo of the MeFi crew is classic.
posted by Sailormom at 6:29 PM on February 21, 2008


Oh, Obama, I wish I knew how to quit you!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:03 PM on February 21, 2008 [4 favorites]


WHERE IS DR. PAUL? More conspiracy to keep him out of the public eye!
posted by the dief at 7:31 PM on February 21, 2008


oh wait there he is.
posted by the dief at 7:34 PM on February 21, 2008


Obama has hot cowboy hat photos.

Holy moly, that is some picture.
posted by FelliniBlank at 7:40 PM on February 21, 2008


Ahhh, Sys Rq, thats where Chelsea gets it.

I have a my.yahoo page for news headlines and comics and stuff, and I've got a column "Most Emailed Photos" and "Most Popular Photos" or whatever, and unflattering images of Hillary keep showing up on them. I wonder who spreads these things around and why!?!
posted by porpoise at 7:49 PM on February 21, 2008


This pic is useless without a Werner Herzog voiceover.
posted by FelliniBlank at 7:54 PM on February 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


What? Pick?! There was no pick!

That was the first Seinfeld episode I ever saw. I was hooked instantly.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:28 PM on February 21, 2008


CautionToTheWind:Bask in the utter restraint of this caption

It all becomes clear.
posted by adamt at 8:29 PM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


In almost any random photo of Mitt Romney, he looks like a guy wearing a Mitt Romney mask. For a couple of months there I thought they were filming a sequel to Point Break.
posted by dhartung at 8:29 PM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


When I saw this, all I could think of was this.
posted by jackiemcghee at 11:12 PM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yes, yes; presidential candidates are old, and old faces are deteriorating in unflattering ways.

If they were 7 years old making the same faces it would be titled 'cutest photos from the campaign trail'.
posted by dgaicun at 12:16 AM on February 22, 2008


I can not believe this is married to this. Men with 30 year younger wives do not get my vote! Just my envy.
posted by dgaicun at 12:25 AM on February 22, 2008


...uh, not that I want to marry someone who is less than zero years old. For the record. Future-oriented envy?
posted by dgaicun at 12:27 AM on February 22, 2008


Rupert Murdoch's 40 year younger wife!

Sorry that has nothing to do with anything. I'll go away now.
posted by dgaicun at 12:36 AM on February 22, 2008


mr crash davis: Safari. So shoot me.
posted by nax at 4:14 AM on February 22, 2008


And the Idle Hands Release the Devil's Shutter Award goes to...

I can't imagine how mind numbing that gig has to be... and yet I'm still a tad jealous.
posted by butterstick at 5:56 AM on February 22, 2008


crash, thank you for making my morning!
posted by troika at 5:59 AM on February 22, 2008


These are great. Thank you!
posted by streetdreams at 1:55 PM on February 22, 2008


I gotta get a cowboy hat.
posted by dirigibleman at 7:50 PM on February 22, 2008


nax: shift-command-K - learn it, know it, live it.
posted by kcds at 5:52 AM on February 23, 2008


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