Impersonating Obama

Slate's Christopher Maag reveals the professional subculture of presidential impersonation in an article posted today. Being the top impersonator of a sitting president can net the lucky look-alike $1 million per year, and evidently the Obama competition is fierce:

"We're in the proving time right now, and the cream will rise to the top," says Randall West, an Obama impersonator and formerly the owner of a Ford dealership in New Jersey. "Who's gonna be the man? I think I'm gonna be the man."
Maag posts photos of the two leading candidates for First Impersonator. A world of acting and stagecraft goes into the full impersonational experience, but, based on looks alone, judge for yourself: