You expect all the usual tropes during an election. Candidates with their shirt sleeves rolled up (“I’m ready to do some work”), holding babies (“I’m a family person”) or shaking hands with supporters (“I’m one of the people). And there’s the other one – in a boxing ring with gloves on. “I’m ready to take on the fight and win” is the message of course, but how out-of-place do these candidates look in the ring?
The only politician known to have trained as a boxer was John Prescott and his most famous punch was outside the ring when an egg was thrown at him by a protester.
The others do look slightly ridiculous. The only one that looks remotely like they have ever punched anyone is Boris Johnson, which is hardly a surprise, given his public school upbringing.
So why do we have these worn-out messages still being played out in 2019. Wouldn’t it be better is they showed someone replying to a facebook message with “LOL. Yeah Totes Babe! ROFL” or taking a selfie with a cat filter?
OK, just leave it to me then……
Update: 27th November 2019 Donald Trump himself sends out this picture.
You can’t make it up can you? Have you been reading this blog Donald?