ON DEADLINE: Obama's caricature issue

By RON FOURNIER, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 6 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's problem is not his character. It's about his caricature.

Nearly every candidate suffers — and feeds — a caricature, the wild exaggeration of a person's defects, a grain of truth blown out of proportion.

• George H.W. Bush was "out of touch."

• Bill Clinton was "Slick Willy."

• George W. Bush, a lightweight.

• Al Gore, a serial exaggerator.

• John Kerry, a flip-flopper.

And now this: Obama is an elitist who patronizes working-class voters. Like the rest, Obama's caricature is a gross exaggeration of an actual flaw.
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