Cartoons: Campaign Comedy

Those television ads can drive you up a wall, but we somehow managed to find the silly side of campaigning.

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"My father thinks you’re a bum." from Fall 1972
“My father thinks you’re a bum.”
Fall 1972

 

"The Senator now has three minutes for his rebuttal." from November 1984
“The Senator now has three minutes for his rebuttal.”
November 1984

 

"I'm running my campaign like bra—not too revealing, but I still want your support." from Sept/Oct 2012
“I’m running my campaign like a bra—not too revealing, but I still want your support.”
Sep/Oct 2012

 

"I think I prefer the Republicans for clichés, but the Democrats for platitudes." from October 31, 1964
“I think I prefer the Republicans for clichés, but the Democrats for platitudes.”
October 31, 1964

 

"I promise to stimulate the economy with another unlimited –spending election!" from Jan/Feb 2012
Jan/Feb 2012

 

 

"He's reading his concession speech instead of his victory speech!" Oct. 1976
“He’s reading his concession speech instead of his victory speech!”
October 1976

 

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Comments

  1. I wish politicians running for office were more civilized in their campaign ads. Hanging each others’ dirty laundry out just cancels each other out. I want to hear what they stand for and what they are against, not how despicable the other guys is. And let’s hear the truth for a change; I’m sick of the lying and baloney. Yup, I’m a cockeyed optimist!

  2. Most of these are still pretty funny. My personal favorite is the 3rd one down from 2012 because it’s just the kind of thing I would have said at one time. I’m more enlightened now, of course, that that’s inappropriate.

    In addition I agree with Robert Webb. When you vote early, the political ads should automatically stop on TV—-or at least the TV’s of those who’ve voted. Where’s the technology for that?!

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