Will the Real Louis XIV Please Stand Up?
Right after the tird and final presidential debate, Karl Rove claimed on FoxNews.com that Romney presented himself as commander in chief and Obama came off as Louis XIV. He described Obama performance as “a little pompous. Like Louis XIV masquerading as the President of the United States.”
Laura Gottesdiener at AlterNet heartily disagrees. In The 5 Goofiest Right-Wing Defenses of Romney’s Terrible Debate Performance, she answers, “King Louis XIV-Obama?… not really.” In her article, she describes four other areas where she believes the right have “goofy” defenses.
On her post at Newshound, Ellen mocks Greta Van Susteren for presenting Karl Rove as a “neutral” debate analyst.
At Lucianne.com, her users give their heavily bias opinions on Carl Rove’s premise.
For some historical reference, you can read all about Louis XIV of France on Wikipedia. On that webpage you can see the painting of Louis XIV by Hyacinthe Rigaud (1701) on which our parody is based. Maybe both candidates kind-of resembles Louis XIV? You decide on the winner!
To help you keep score on the Romney vs. Obama series, see my previous posts below.
Obama vs. Romney Parody Series – A recap of the first nine posts
- Obama vs. Romney – Part 1 (the original fight poster)
- Obama vs. Romney – Part 2 (prelim weight-in: a ‘little’ overweight)
- Obama vs. Romney – Part 3 (final weigh-in: lean & mean)
- Obama vs. Romney – Part 4 (Round 1 debate prep: ready to battle)
- Obama vs. Romney – Part 5 (Round 1 scorecard: Romney wins!)
- Obama vs. Romney – Part 6 (Romney’s victory lap)
- Obama vs. Romney – Part 7 (Round 2 prep: Romney’s Irish Jig/Obama’s Hulk)
- Obama vs. Romney – Part 8 (Round 2 scorecard: Nasty blows in Round 2)
- Obama vs. Romney – Part 9 (Round 3 prep: final battle as samurai)
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