Now is the time of year all the kids learn how to draw the gaggle of Republican presidential candidate-turkeys! From Civil War buff, Donald Trump, to hammer-throw surgeon, Ben Carson, the field of GOP candidates is in full gobble. This would all be a welcome, entertaining relief from the real problems of the world if there wasn’t a chance one of these candidates might actually become president of the United States.
But don’t just worry about the most obvious Trumpian silliness, pay attention to the other turkeys who are in the pockets of billionaires and wear faux-populist cloaks. As a cartoonist, this is an ideal field of candidates, one that shows our offerings have pleased the Cartoon Gods. (The old, what’s-good-for-satirists-is-bad-for-citizens paradox.)
Don’t be fooled by the “serious” candidates who will no doubt emerge in the weeks to come, they all have severe turkey feathers in their wardrobe— and candidates who fall by the wayside are already on their way to Fox News pundit gigs. Happy Thanksgiving, and be sure to dig deeper into the links behind the cartoon!