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How the hometown cartoonist reacted to the election results

As I watched the results roll in last night, I wondered how the hometown editorial cartoonists for the presidential candidates approached the win.

President Obama is from Chicago, so let’s head over to Scott Stantis at The Chicago Tribune. Stantis is a conservative cartoonist who went for poignancy.
Election results cartoon by Scott Stantis

When it comes to the “hometown” of Mitt Romney it becomes a bit harder because he owns at least three homes. So starting on the west coast and moving east?

La Jolla, CA is where Romney owns a beach house. La Jolla falls inside the circulation of The San Diego Union-Tribune where we find conservative cartoonist Steve Breen expressing a presidential snatch.

Jumping across the swath of red states, we now go to Massachusetts where encounter Dan Wasserman at the Boston Globe. Mitt owns a home in Belmont, MA. Wasserman does a play on the word of a pro-Romney super pac.

And finally we go to New Hampshire where Romney owns a 11 acre lake house in Wolfeboro. The closest paper with a cartoonist is the Concord Monitor where cartoonist Mike Marland turned in a local cartoon.

As far as the rest of the editorial cartoonists, Michael Cavna has a great round-up. I think Clay Bennett nailed it in his take.

Community Comments

#1 Stephen Beals
November/7/2012
@ 10:24 am

That Clay Bennett cartoon is a thing of beauty.

#2 dave Nelson
November/7/2012
@ 12:38 pm

Thanks Steven for the heads-up. Bennett’s cartoon is perfect.

#3 Stacy Curtis
November/7/2012
@ 1:30 pm

Yep. Clay’s cartoon was a homerun.

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