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Taft racing president is not fat, resembles the Lorax

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After writing 900 words about the Taft presidency last Friday, events prohibited me from covering Taft’s unveiling at Nats Fest Saturday afternoon. Some observations, based on people who were there.

1) He sort of looks like the Lorax, as Hugh the Chicken Man accurately pointed out.

2) He sort of looks like the Monopoly Man, as Reader Andrew accurately pointed out.

3) He’s not really fat, as Let Teddy Win and his readers repeatedly pointed out. No fatter than any of his Presidential rivals, anyhow. In fact, he looks to be skinnier than Teddy. Needs a couple Shake Shack burgers, to be honest. Please visit the Let Teddy Win blog and Flickr stream for confirmation.

I, for one, plan on reading at least one book about the 1912 election before April comes along.