Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone body meld with John McCain at the Democratic National Convention

What are the Democrats going to do after they humiliate the 72 year old at the ballot box?

Perhaps they’ll need to find more old people to ridicule.

This unauthorized Flintstone’s body morph was a big seller at the Democrat National Convention.

If you like offbeat political and pop culture memorabilia like this, then please check out my new Slate magazine slideshow devoted to the fake presidential bids of Archie Bunker, Fred Flintstone, Snoopy, Charile Brown, Lucy Van Pelt, Linus Van Pelt, Barbie, Ken Griffey, Jr., Mr. Clean, Captain Morgan the Rum Pirate, Fonzie, Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound, Magilla Gorilla, and MAD magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman!


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One response to “Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone body meld with John McCain at the Democratic National Convention

  1. Jim Akin

    Fun Slate feature on fictional candidates. Sorry you didn’t include comic strip candidates Zippy the Pinhead (“Am I Elected Yet?”), Bill the Cat (who ran posthumously — twice) or, most grievously overlooked, Walt Kelly’s perennial hopeful, Pogo Possum.

    A couple of other points: The creator of Peanuts spelled his last name Schulz (no “t”).

    Archie Bunker’s main occupation — and definitely the one he held during the 1972 campaign was foreman on a loading dock. He moonlighted as a cabbie from the early days of All in the Family, but became a tavern owner only after retiring from his main gig — and that was (mainly) in a different series altogether: the short-lived solo spinoff, Archie Bunker’s Place.

    Fonzie invoked his motorcycle in a rebuttal to Richie Cunningham’s support for Adlai Stevenson: “I like Ike. My bike likes Ike.”

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