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July 19, 2011

Poster of the Day: Having Their Way With Obama?

Cutout Obama

He’s straddling the center, but look where he’s headed.

If your feet aren’t planted, you’re sort of up for grabs, no?

With the frustration with Obama these days for playing Salomon, this wire photo of the right-wing Iowan making off with him seems to strike a chord. But then, looking all cool like that, is the floating more tactical, Obama playing this better than progressive’s think?

(photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters caption: John Hogan carries a cardboard cut-out of U.S. President Barack Obama to his car following a campaign stop by Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) in Freedom, New Hampshire July 1, 2011. Hogan describes himself as a “fiercely right-wing independent who loves to stir the pot.” Voters in the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary will be the first to cast ballots in the upcoming U.S. Presidential race. Picture taken July 1, 2011.)

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