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Re: Obama's German-language flier.

The visuals are definitely not conventional American printcraft; when was the last time you saw an American politician be portrayed from such an unusual angle? And the cartoonishly stylized photograph? The subject is other-wordly. (A side note: the Obama logo isn't widely known outside the U.S., which explains why Obama's name is relatively more prominent.)

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