The Cartoonist Studio Editorial Cartoon Contest continues and I made it to week FIVE! Thanks to all for voting. Click the image above or here to go to the voting. You should do a search of “Bearman” and my cartoon will come up front and center and then vote. Some people were clicking the link and then accidentally voting on the first thing that popped up. Unfortunately no way to direct link to my cartoon. Again, as long as I stay in the contest, there will be two editorial cartoons a week to vote on – Mondays and Thursdays. Oh and you can vote multiple times in each round if you want (resets every six hours) until EOD Sunday.
Today’s editorial cartoon is inspired once again by Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Don’t know if the Maury Povich show is shown outside the United States but he has a daytime show in the U.S. that can’t be missed when you are home sick from work. What Jerry Springer is to fighting and getting naked on his show, Maury Povich is the king of Paternity tests. Deadbeat dad after deadbeat dad come onto the show swearing they never even slept with the mother of a baby in question. Maury’s typical phrase is something like, “When it comes to baby Jessica….George Ford, you ARE THE FATHER!”, causing the “new” dad to be in shock and the baby’s mom to stand up pointing in his face telling him “I told you so, I told you so”
It came to me this week that Mitt Romney is a dad trying not to claim his responsibility for Obamacare. When then Governor Romney was in office in Massachusetts he passed almost the exact same program that Obamacare is based on. And yet throughout the Republican debates, he only would say what works in Massachusetts wouldn’t work for the rest of the country. Now he is promising to get rid of Obamacare if elected. Instead, I would prefer him say, “Sure I passed this. Here is what was right about it, and here is what is wrong. And THIS is what I will change to make it better for everyone.” If anyone has heard him say it, please link me to the article. Would love to eat my words on this one.