Tired of the normal talking heads speculating about the 2008 presidential campaign? Here's an entirely new perspective--how various North American birds might vote in the upcoming elections, if they had a vote.
This bird is red, red, red. And religion might be a factor.
Vote: McCain in primaries, Obama in general
The bird is red up front, but really mostly blue when you get down to it.
Great Blue Heron
Huge, blue, and a bit dangerous, if it gets within two feet of you it can poke out your eye with that sharp dagger of a beak!
Very white, little gray on the sides. But really, this is the state bird of Utah, 'nuff said?
Living in the American southwest, this bird is a true blue democrat, and liberal on immigration.
Those goofy pink legs make it stand taller than it should, otherwise everything's pretty much black and white with this guy.
Stooping to enter the fray, this guy is mostly black and white, but check out that burnt orange head and neck--that's the official color of the University of Texas, so gotta support the native son.
This bird is black, but carries a red-patch on its sleeve!
This bird is black, but check out that blue gloss!
Sings a pretty song, but kinda plain and doesn't get much attention when up against more gaudy birds.
Of course, maybe you shouldn't judge how folks'll vote based on where they live or what they look like.
And with over 700 species of birds in North America, this sampling is too small to predict who would win the overall bird vote anyway!
How would your favorite bird vote?
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