Rube Goldberg had a lot to say about American elections. His biting wit and loopy cartooning brought welcome smiles and a dash of truth about the unavoidable nuttiness of politics. Later in his career, he left humor comics behind to enjoy a long career as a Pulitzer-Prize-winning political cartoonist. Here are three rare Goldberg gems on the topic of elections.
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I’m familiar with Goldberg’s comicstrip work, but had no idea he did political cartoons as well. Like Winsor McCay, Goldberg’s political cartoon style is not exactly Ding or Herblock! Their backgrounds in the “funny pages” groomed them to be something quite “other.”