NPR’s All Things Considered talks to Matt Wuerker and Scott Stantis on the evolving image presented by cartoonists after the first four years of Obama’s presidency.
President Obama would not be the first president to suffer a diminishment of his cartoon image over eight years in office. Jimmy Carter, says Stantis, “was diminished to about ? he was standing about 3 1/2 feet tall. You had Bill Clinton, who just became this big, doughy, sensualist character.” George W. Bush, he adds, “devolved into a demonic Keebler elf.”
So what’s happened to Obama’s image?