New York Observer -Primary Color
posted: January 12, 2012

Here's a relatively quick turn around piece I did on the eve of the New Hampshire primary. Lauren Draper from the New York Observer called asking for a spoof of National Lampoon's Vacation, with the candidates in the beat up station wagon. The GOP elephant on the roof is a nod to the story of how Mitt Romney would put the family dog in it's travel case and strap it to the top of the car when the family would head north to their New Hampshire lake house.
This has been a surprisingly fun, entertaining primary season. I hope Mitt doesn't wrap it up too quickly.  Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment of " Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican" has devolved into a Tarantinoesque Mexican standoff, with capiotalism, shockingly, being one of the weapons aimed against Romey. What a soap opera.
Here's how it looks in print....

David Flaherty January 12, 2012
Too funny Dale! Time to pull over, I think Ron Paul needs to pee again.
Steve Wacksman January 12, 2012
I literally LOLed ( what my generation used to call 'laughing out loud') when I saw this one. When I heard the story about the dog being lashed to the roof of the car I had the exact same thought. Romney's experssion is pitch perfect; love that guffawing Newt, too.
Leo Espinosa January 12, 2012
Ha, ha, I do too love Romney's uptight expression. Awesome, Dale!
Nick Ramos January 12, 2012
Carl Wiens January 12, 2012
Ha! Love this. Romney al a the Griswolds. Great car!
Katherine Streeter January 12, 2012
hysterical !
Stephen Kroninger January 13, 2012
The primaries in a nutshell. Good job.
Dale January 13, 2012
Thanks all. Stephen, nutshell indeed.
Douglas Fraser January 16, 2012
The car's a great reflection of it's occupants. Nice one.
Victor Juhasz January 19, 2012
Very funny cover illo Dale. I love the Gingrich laugh- makes him look like Larry "Bud" Melman. They're starting to drop off and we may sooner than later get stuck with the robot.