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…
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.
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!
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!
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!
They say Mitt Romney is a boring guy, but not when Canada's favorite son Sam Sisco draws him. (Oops! We meant to say "favourite.") MAD #515 features the return of Mr. Sisco to our pages, and he's in fine form with this incredible caricature of the less-than-incredible Republican candidate.
So Donald Trump endorsed Republican presidential candidate (and fellow wealthy weenie) Mitt Romney in Las Vegas — because if there’s one thing Nevadans need to hear, it’s The Donald’s empty-headed political opinion. And perhaps unsurprisingly — given Trump’s bombast and Romney’s ineptitude — plenty of revelatory comments came from the stage.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced today that he will not run for President in 2012. The Governor said a prior commitment to appear as a contestant on NBC’s The Biggest Loser prevented him for running at this time.
After months of Republican attacks, President Obama told the EPA to withdraw the pending Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards. So now we know which side ALL of our elected officials come down on when it comes to choosing between alleged “job killers” and proven people killers.
It brings to mind a classic Max Brandel image from MAD #142 (April 1971). Is it just us, or is it getting harder and harder to swallow what they expect us to breathe?