Last night’s Presidential debate was done in a “Town Hall” format, with pre-submitted questions from audience members. Sadly, with all the misinformation, double-talk and accusations, there just wasn’t enough time for every presidential query! MAD, however, has always felt that everyone deserves to have their voice heard (although we wouldn’t mind if The Black Eyed Peas fell silent forever…) which is why we now present:
Mitt Romney has come under a lot of fire for being out of touch and awkward. The bad news is, it’s completely true. But the GOOD news is that it’s awesome to watch him interact with strange new people in strange new situations. Who knows what’s going through his well-coiffed melon during all this? Actually — we do! Luckily, we stumbled upon…
Both the Republican and Democratic Conventions are now officially over. But there’s no time for tears — there’s fact checking to be done! During the last couple of weeks, a lot was said about a lot of things — and since it was politicians talking, not everything was entirely…accurate. Paul Ryan and Bill Clinton both drew criticisms that they didn’t have all their facts straight — and we suspect that’s just the tip of the iceberg! So, being the civic-minded busybodies that we are, we’re proud to present:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be giving the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention today — provided Hurricane Isaac doesn’t destroy the state first. (No worries — Rep. Todd Akin insists that a state can “shut things down” in the event of a “legitimate storm.”) Christie is considered a charismatic and entertaining speaker, so it’s hoped that he’ll energize and unite the party before Romney officially gets the nomination. Two things we know for sure: it’s a huge honor for Christie and Sarah Palin is pissed.
Today's Artist Spotlight is on Tom Bunk! Below is his illustration for "Tranformers 2012: The Rise of Mitt Romney" from our new issue, MAD #517. Click the art to make it bigger!
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MAD #517 is now available everywhere magazines are sold! This devlish issue adds fuel to the 2012 election fire as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's presidential campaigns begin to heat up! It also features our Avengers parody by Dick DeBartolo and Tom Richmond, Planet Tad, Spy vs. Spy, The MAD Strip Club, Al Jaffee's Fold-in, and "A MAD Look at the Zoo" by Sergio Aragonés!
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Artist: Mark Fredrickson
Over the weekend Mitt Romney announced that his vice presidential running mate would be Paul Ryan, a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin’s 1st District. Not that much is known about Paul (especially if you’re not into reading newspapers or researching things). So aside from the fact that his last name is also a first name (crazy!), we weren’t sure what to expect from The Man Who Would Be Veep. Luckily, we stumbled across this…
Recently presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney made a holy pilgrimage to Jerusalem, where, just like any other divinely-inspired traveler, he was immediately showered with over a million dollars in campaign donations. Romney even visited the Wailing Wall — world-renowned for its cracks packed with the written prayers of visitors. Always respectful of local customs (and the opportunity to sway impressionable Jewish-American voters), Mitt stuffed in a prayer of his own. The Idiotical has an exclusive look at what Romney wrote on his slip of paper. Don’t believe us? Have a little faith!
There are lots of things politicians try to hide when running for office: ideological flip- flopping, past drug use, a proclivity for Miley Cyrus tunes. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Presidential candidate Willard “Mitt” Romney also recently tried to shield his precious tax returns, only allowing those from 2010 and 2011 to be seen by prying eyes. What’s there to hide, Mitt? Off-shore accounts? Dubious campaign contributions? A couple of drunken Walmart purchases? Just spill it already! Besides, whatever’s there, it can’t be any worse than the stuff we just uncovered!