Politicians who make good targets for humor tend to have a personality feature or physical characteristic, like a particular accent or a distinctive set of gestures, that are easily identifiable and thus can be exaggerated to make the politician look foolish, because exaggeration is what impressions and satire are built on....Obama's the Teflon of comedy, right? Because that's got to be the only reason comedians don't seem to be able to mock him.
The trouble with Obama is that he doesn't easily lend himself to mockery. He's famously cool -- never too hot, never too cold. And coolness itself is nothing if not a concerted effort to avoid being mocked.
August 24, 2010
"But if comedy has an Obama problem, it doesn't have much to do with ideology. The guy is just difficult to mock."
Claims the American Prospect: