Monday, January 21, 2008

Obama and cyclists...

(Image from Ecorazzi)

I'll be honest with you. I don't know if Obama would make a good president or not, but I just had to use that photo. The wide-eyed joy and the little girl's laughter (his daughter?) are wonderfully loopy and infectious. We really need to ask him more questions - the REALLY important ones. Campy or Shimano? Road or mountain? Shaved legs or....well...maybe not.

From Ecorazzi...

As election time nears, those adorable, little presidential candidates put on their sparring gear and battle it out for the chance to be the next big cheese....the political hopefuls bat their eyes and shake their tush for the sake of each individual vote.

...But, who da thunk that the “cycler” vote was so darn weighty. According to C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change Thru Live Exchange), the Portland bicycle community has discovered a quote from Barack Obama showing his support for cycling and mass transit. So far, Obama is “the only one of the Democratic presidential candidates who explicitly encourages bicycle transportation in his platform.”


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Blogger Fritz said...

Good find. I did a search last week of photos of the candidates on a bike. The only one I could find was Obama riding a trike as a little boy. There's another one somewhere of Romney's five sons riding their bikes in RAGBRAI, which this blogger describes as a bicycle race. Ron Paul is known for his love of bicycling, as is Huckabee who's a utility cyclist. I can't even picture Clinton on a bike.

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