When Bill de Blasio decided to run for New York City Council in 2001 after managing Hillary Clinton’s successful U.S. Senate campaign, political observers were bewildered.
After spending the previous year attending late-night strategy sessions at the White House and earning a shout-out on The West Wing, the rising star could have landed a lucrative consulting position or launched a big-money K Street firm. Instead, he opted to compete in a crowded, long-shot race for the chance to debate zoning regulations and field constituent calls.
Some thought he’d gone mad. This paper suggested that, at 39, he was in the midst of a mid-life crisis.
The cover of the new issue of Bloomberg Businessweek offers a terrifying glimpse of what photoshop can do to illustrate how the presidency can do to the appearence. And it’s not pretty.
In 2016, Barack Obama will have more wrinkles, more grey hair and what appears to be larger ears (or maybe they are just floppier?), according to the Businessweek art department. And that’s just on the outside. On the inside, it may even be worse. Because the photoshop job is actually a metaphor for the difficulties that the president-elect faces.