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Leo 9 Donating Member (560 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 02:33 PM
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63. One Face: McCain likes to show his healthy side
One Face: McCain likes to show his healthy side


Thu Jun 05, 2008 at 08:50:20 AM PDT

In modern day politics, a candidate's image means a lot. Nothing is left to chance, everything is calculated. Even kos mentions, a candidate needs to invest in good photos.

The day after Barack Obama clinched the Democratic Nomination, and egged on by the observation that McCain is killing himself via lack of good video, I spent a couple of minutes perusing John McCain's website.

What I noticed after only a couple of pages, is that it seemed to be every picture of McCain only showed him from his right side.

I have performed a rudimentary analysis of the self-promoted (and thus carefully controlled) images of the Republican presidential nominee, the results after the jump.

OWCH's diary :: ::
I'm no human-face modeling expert, hell, I'm not even an amateur, so if there are people out there who do this for a living, cut me a break (or at least suggest the real way to do it). But I at least wanted to give everyone a diary worth reading, not just questions and work for other people.


I have looked around at nearly every page I could find on McCain's website on one specific day (June 5th 2008), and graded each photo of McCain based upon this scale:

Full left profile (FL) -- one can only see the left side of his face, opposite eye not visible
Quarter left profile (QL) -- one can see the left side of his face, opposite eye visible
Full frontal (FF) -- one can see both eyes, cheeks, and ears
Quarter right profile (QR) -- one can see the right side of his face, opposite eye visible
Full right profile (FR) -- one can only see the right side of his face, opposite eye not visible

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  -Why is John McCain's right eye always so much more open than his left eye? Leo 9  Jun-10-08 08:19 PM   #0 
  - It's probably his puffy left cheek  LisaM   Jun-10-08 08:20 PM   #1 
  - Forest Whitaker syndrome?  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-10-08 08:20 PM   #2 
  - I was wondering about that?  Blue_Roses   Jun-11-08 11:50 AM   #33 
     - It's called ptosis.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-11-08 12:28 PM   #49 
  - He's had a bit of surgery to the left of his left eye  BrotherBuzz   Jun-10-08 08:21 PM   #3 
  - I think it stems from the melanoma skin cancer that he had... Just my guess! n/t  LakeSamish706   Jun-10-08 08:22 PM   #4 
  - Probably due to surgical scars; he had surgery on the left side  grannylib   Jun-10-08 08:22 PM   #5 
  - You can really see how the scar shifts his face in this picture of him and Cindy with Jack Abramoff.  Leo 9   Jun-10-08 08:34 PM   #9 
     - Perfect depiction! LOL  southerncrone   Jun-10-08 08:40 PM   #12 
  - Melanoma surgery  dmesg   Jun-10-08 08:23 PM   #6 
  - surgery...scar tissue pulls on eye  Acadia Blue   Jun-10-08 08:26 PM   #7 
  - toothpicks  Gilligan   Jun-10-08 08:28 PM   #8 
  - I have the same problem.  Cleita   Jun-10-08 08:37 PM   #10 
  - He's lumpy. Lumpy McSame.  lonestarnot   Jun-10-08 08:37 PM   #11 
  - Could be  southerncrone   Jun-10-08 08:44 PM   #13 
  - cover over half his face - what do you see?  C_U_L8R   Jun-10-08 08:53 PM   #14 
  - Ok since we're talking about McCain's body, I have a question.  OhGodNotAgain   Jun-10-08 09:12 PM   #15 
  - His arms were broken when he was taken prisoner  rox63   Jun-11-08 11:45 AM   #29 
  - I believe his arms were broken when bailing out.  tuckessee   Jun-11-08 12:12 PM   #43 
  - I believe that it is from the POW experiences  libodem   Jun-11-08 11:48 AM   #31 
     - That's what I thought.  OhGodNotAgain   Jun-11-08 09:05 PM   #55 
  - It might just be genetic.  lwfern   Jun-10-08 09:14 PM   #16 
  - Well I hate those fucking yellow corn kernel teeth and FU too!  lonestarnot   Jun-10-08 09:19 PM   #17 
  - I think maybe I don't get "progressive" values.  lwfern   Jun-10-08 10:04 PM   #18 
     - Thank you; I agree that this thread took a disturbing twist  grannylib   Jun-10-08 10:09 PM   #19 
     - I hate his policies first and foremost, I hate him secondly, and thirdly I hate his fucking  lonestarnot   Jun-11-08 09:42 AM   #22 
     - I'm just asking you to consider collateral damage.  lwfern   Jun-11-08 11:12 AM   #24 
        - Well gee, I had no idea that the weight of everyone's personal cosmetics were on me for my personal  lonestarnot   Jun-11-08 11:33 AM   #26 
        - No, and if you made one racist remark  lwfern   Jun-11-08 11:57 AM   #37 
           - Peace and put me on ignore, because anything that rubs me wrong about McSame, is something  lonestarnot   Jun-11-08 05:28 PM   #53 
        - Well put, we're supposed to be the caring ones  FatherTime1408   Jun-11-08 12:04 PM   #40 
           - Go lovey dovey up to that bastard some place else.  lonestarnot   Jun-11-08 05:29 PM   #54 
     - It's only a few I think  Sundoggy   Jun-11-08 11:54 AM   #35 
     - I remember that thread.  lwfern   Jun-11-08 12:17 PM   #46 
     - True, it's the ideology not the individual that most needs attacking, however  Leo 9   Jun-12-08 04:41 PM   #56 
  - I have the same problem too.  Sentinel Chicken   Jun-11-08 12:01 PM   #39 
  - hes half asleep  historian   Jun-10-08 11:09 PM   #20 
  - he's old, old, old....  unkachuck   Jun-10-08 11:16 PM   #21 
  - I always thought that  subliminable   Jun-11-08 09:51 AM   #23 
  - He's afraid to look to the left...  Sundoggy   Jun-11-08 11:29 AM   #25 
  - Now THAT's actually quite funny!  FatherTime1408   Jun-11-08 12:05 PM   #41 
  - His face is not perfectly symmetrical. Obviously grounds for impeachment.  Bucky   Jun-11-08 11:35 AM   #27 
  - Could be the same reason mine is...a sucker punch  wvbygod   Jun-11-08 11:42 AM   #28 
  - It seems to be getting worse.  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 11:47 AM   #30 
  - My left eye does that too.  Throd   Jun-11-08 11:48 AM   #32 
  - 100% agreement here  northernsoul   Jun-11-08 12:15 PM   #45 
  - Left brain dominance. Obama is right brain dominant.  Wizard777   Jun-11-08 11:52 AM   #34 
  - He blinks a lot, especially when he's lying - I call him "Blinky"  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jun-11-08 11:55 AM   #36 
  - He has alot of permanent injuries from his days of being tortured as a POW  Marrah_G   Jun-11-08 11:59 AM   #38 
  - Agreed  northernsoul   Jun-11-08 12:14 PM   #44 
  - Jeez that comic is in horrible shape.  tuckessee   Jun-11-08 12:10 PM   #42 
  - His wife, Cindy, is right-handed.  TahitiNut   Jun-11-08 12:17 PM   #47 
  - I heard that he keeps his eye closed a little because it's trying to escape! n/t  weezy2736   Jun-11-08 12:19 PM   #48 
  - you notice that the corporate MSM just focuses on his  alyce douglas   Jun-11-08 12:40 PM   #50 
  - Probably residual nerve damage from the surgery on his face  SoCalDem   Jun-11-08 12:45 PM   #51 
  - borg implant  dembotoz   Jun-11-08 12:50 PM   #52 
  - ha ha haaaaaa  Blaze Diem   Jun-16-08 02:18 PM   #62 
  - Probably because he only ever considers the Right-wing side of issues!  LeftishBrit   Jun-12-08 05:00 PM   #57 
  - His campaign seems to only want to show or light his right side in their ads.  Leo 9   Jun-16-08 01:07 PM   #59 
  - if you look closely, you will see most people's faces are asymmetrical  eShirl   Jun-12-08 05:06 PM   #58 
  - They looked the same in 1974  kskiska   Jun-16-08 01:57 PM   #60 
  - "You just can't hide that lying eye"  Blaze Diem   Jun-16-08 02:16 PM   #61 
     - One Face: McCain likes to show his healthy side  Leo 9   Jun-16-08 02:33 PM   #63 
        - He's being prepped and propped up for the viewing audience, just like Bush was  Blaze Diem   Jun-16-08 02:54 PM   #64 

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