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Jim Borgman has been the Enquirer's editorial cartoonist since 1976. Borgman has won every major award in his field, including the 1991 Pulitzer Prize, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1993, and most recently, the Adamson Award in 2005 as International Cartoonist of the Year. His award-winning daily comic strip Zits, co-created with Jerry Scott, chronicles the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, his family and friends through the glories and challenges of the teenage years. Since debuting in July 1997, Zits has regularly finished #1 in reader comics polls across America and is syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mind Games


at 1/23/08, 6:23 PM Anonymous cookkenusa said...

I wonder how Hillarys viability as a candidate for President swings on whom she chooses as her Vice-President. State by state, elections are won or lost for this High Office on the shoulders and the strength of the V.P.
Had John Kerry chosen Richard Gephardt I feel enough rust belt states would have voted for Kerry and elevated him to the White House...but he chose someone that had no such ties to organized labor..Ohio especially..and lost.
I don't know at this point if Obama and Hillary constitute any type of team...the vitriolic level runs high amonst them.
Bill as V.P. elevates Senator Rodham Clinton to the level of a Kerry-Gephardt..that's my take and I'm stickin' to it.
Missouri would have been a "shoe-in" and there's your electoral votes folks.

at 1/23/08, 6:42 PM Blogger EOCostello said...

(1) It's hard to say for sure regarding the particular issue of emnity; LBJ and JFK were fierce rivals for the 1960 nomination, but (tying to your point), it may well have been LBJ's help that pushed JFK over the top that year. That's a comparatively rare case where a VP nomination of a strong individual has made a marked difference (cp. Lloyd Bentsen in 1988, Bob Dole in 1976, or Ed Muskie in 1968, for example).

(2) The cartoon touches on a point that is true in many areas outside politics; it is often the unforced errors resulting from second-guessing yourself that causes damage to one's ability to acheive goals. And this second-guessing can happen from opponents "getting in your head," in the same metaphoric manner shown here. The ability to defend one's self against this tactic comes through experience and self-confidence. And as President, you not only have to worry about domestic opponents "getting in your head," but the likes of Chavez, Putin & Co. as well. A point to ponder.

at 1/23/08, 10:06 PM Anonymous cookkenusa said...

'88 and Dukakis/, where did all of them years go?
I went and saw Mike Dukakis at Detroit Metro about 7:00 am at a rally in a small terminal in early I recall he had a Hollywood actor, a young man along with him..what was his name?
Not Troy Donahue..not Emilio Esteves..but it was an enthusiastic the early morning darkness a long time ago.
Oh and who could ever forget Bentsens famous quip at Dan Quayle during their debate?
A good V.P. candidate should always be able to bring his home state into the win column and half a dozen others, minimum.
Bill Clinton could guarantee one-third of the electoral votes by himself, anyday, any election, minimum.

at 1/24/08, 3:09 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Clintons live in the mud, the only way they could win is if they pulled Obama into the mud with them, and I fear it is working. It is a sad day in America when someone can run the kind of campaign the Clintons are running and be rewarded for it. Ugh.

at 1/24/08, 9:47 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton...he never stops campaigning for HIMSELF,does he?
What's he running for this time...?
Oh that's right...his 3rd presidential term.The guy is unhinged at all times.4 more years of Bill Clinton? Oh God no.

at 1/24/08, 3:16 PM Anonymous BorgFan said...

Without taking part in political sides and just looking at this cartoon, I love the creativity involved. I love the ladder up to Barack's ear and the imagination all around.


at 1/24/08, 9:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

great way to keep the focus off of Ohio - what does the governor of Ohio tout? What are any of the rulers of Ohio doing?

BTW, there is a room in the Congress Cannon Building in Washington, DC called 'Budget,'
I saw it, really

at 1/24/08, 9:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

too many big words for Ohio, but we can always try again

at 1/25/08, 3:29 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

what has Patrick done for Massachusetts? what has Mallory done for cincy?

at 1/26/08, 9:18 AM Blogger richardcthompson said...

Just excellent.

at 1/26/08, 2:26 PM Anonymous J. Carey (NJ) said...

It's cool to see such a huge image in an editorial cartoon.

at 1/26/08, 10:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

the ole North vs South game again

at 1/27/08, 4:20 AM Anonymous Reality Check said...

Another reason to vote for Hillbama '08: to see all those wingnut heads explode! Bill won't be President, but his just being there should set 'em off!

Eight more years of Bill Clinton? Oh, HELL yeah!

"Reality Check"
i.e. Antonio E. Gonzalez
Los Angeles County, CA
So much for "anonymous" . . .

at 1/28/08, 4:07 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama: FARCE

at 1/28/08, 4:09 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boston, Mass, where it costs $30/day to park, is resorting to (black) gov Duval Patrick's brilliant strategy to save Mass economy; hey Mitt, how does that work for you? how does it work for Cincy and N. KY?

at 1/31/08, 11:01 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

will the white churches in cincy let the blacks attend if obama wins? including the nondems, those nonies that are truly focused on GOD

at 2/1/08, 3:55 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Billary Clinton is personal and political garbage. In a fart is more class and ingenuity.

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