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Friday funny: Homer votes for Obama


Sam Roggeveen


17 October 2008 15:02

Thanks to reader Jim for alerting me to this funny (in a weird way) photo of John McCain at yesterday's debate. 

A Simpsons clip recently emerged on YouTube showing Homer trying (and failing) to vote for Obama. It's OK entertainment, but as a confirmed fan of the show, I must say I've always thought of Homer as a Republican.

Not the evangelist, social conservative type of Republican — that should be clear from how much he hates Flanders — but more of a libertarian Republican, or what PJ O'Rourke called a Republican Party Reptile. In fact, Homer could be a McCainiac, except that over the course of this campaign, McCain seems to have left behind that maverick streak to embrace his party base. So I guess that means we can add Homer to the people Michael Fullilove talked about in his post: right-wingers McCainiacs for Obama.