It was during the summer of 2004 that John Kerry had his infamous unforced error, when he made an interstellar violation of the “politicians wear silly hats at their own risk,” and had himself photographed wearing a cleanroom “bunny suit” while visiting NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The resulting images produced arguably the most memorable gaffe of the 2004 presidential election, that year’s equivalent of his predecessor being photographed in an Army tank.
Today, Reuters rejects the 2008-era halo photos of Obama for something a bit more defining of his character, in a photo that’s already going viral:
Ace dubs it “The Photo of the Year,” and adds the perfect caption to it:
“I am new enough on the national political scene
that I serve as a blank screen on which
people of vastly different political stripes
project their own views.”
— Barack H. Obama, The Audacity of Hope
There’s a caption contest for the above photo at the Tatler; feel free to add your own captions in the comments below as well.