(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Even after he again ruled it out, Republicans are still hoping that Governor Chris Christie will enter the race for the GOP nomination for president. And nobody (well, hardly anybody), is writing in any serious way about what he stands for, what he believes in, his position on the issues. Over the last few days, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and more talking heads than I can count, have started talking about what they refer to with varying degrees of embarrassment, as the elephant in the room. That being the case, if he changes his mind and does decide to enter, I have decided to suspend my traditional journalistic qualms about offering candidates political advice, and reveal a foolproof strategic plan that will guarantee Christie the Republican nomination. (Since I am not a Republican (and have no use for any of the candidates, including Christie) I guess I should state my interest which is to avoid yet another boring round of boring media speculation on what his campaign strategy ought to be. Not only will my foolproof plan will enable him to avoid tough policy questions like those that tripped up his fellow Governor Rick Perry on immigration, vaccination and social security. It will guarantee him immediate and continuing national attention.
Art critics, art historians, aestheticians, and others too often tend to dismiss cartoons and caricatures as silly — not serious — trivial, and irrelevant. Yet as the following list of cartoons and caricatures that have wreaked havoc throughout history should make clear, cartoons can have a powerful psychological, emotional, and political impact.