Homer Simpson to vote for Barack Obama.
You saw it with your own eyes folks. The biggest name in America who had yet to weigh in on the political debate has spoken. As some of you may recall, Homer was seriously contemplating an independent run to the White House. Although he walked back on those statements some time ago, he had not come out and openly stated who he would vote for. Many pundits believed McCain had the advantage because of Homer’s close relationship with Fox. Although Homer tried to keep his preference a secret ( voting for a liberal? Flanders would have a fit!) the paparazzi proved that not even voting is sacred to them.
The magnitude of this endorsement can not be underestimated.
Homer Simpson is a HUGE name and given the current political climate, this is a tremendous coup for Team Obama.
The question now is …
Where does Homer stand on the issues?
Back when he was contemplating his independent run Homer Simpson had David Letterman read some of his proposals and reasons for what would ultimately be a huge political head fake.
“Top ten reasons why I, Homer Simpson, should be the next president:”
10. I’m smarter than the last guy.
9. With an oval office, I can’t bump into anything.
8. Fox News is already on my side.
7. I will take full advantage of the free food that comes with the job.
6. I have enormous experience apologizing for failed decisions.
5. I will appoint a Secretary of Donuts.
4. I will be the Secretary of Donuts.
3. My middle name isn’t Hussein … anymore.
2. My vice president will be Mayor McCheese.
1. Kick-ass inauguration party! Bring a six pack and you’re in.
His last major interview before coming out to endorse Obama was a sit down with USA Today.
It gives great insight into the mind of one of the most influential Americans of our era.
On his political leanings:
SB: You’ve whaled on the Bush presidents and prank-called President Clinton. What are your political leanings?
HS: I have a system when I vote: I copy off the person in the booth next to me. But if I’m at one of those electronic voting machines, I try to set the high score on my machine. It may sound stupid, but you can’t argue with the results: We now have the most awesome president ever!
I agree. Everyone else is voting for Obama. You should too.
SB: Over the years, you’ve prayed to “Jebus” and Superman to save you. What are your religious beliefs?
HS: Every time I see my sweet girl Lisa, I believe in God. Every time I see Bart, I believe in the devil.
On social issues:
SB: Your “parenting” techniques are consistent, but Lisa seems much smarter than Bart. Any idea why?
HS: Actually, they’re equally smart, just at different things. Lisa is smart at school, and Bart is smart at being dumb.
On what he reads:
Homer Simpson isn’t much of a reader. Besides Jugs N’ Ammo and Blue Pants Monthly, he’s not too fond of the written word.
Looks like he has something in common with Caribou Barbie.
The Simpsons is one of the cleverest shows on TV.
But what does a cartoon that parodies anything and everything have to say about the General Election?
The episode is set to air on November 2.