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Editorial Cartoonists Have Their Say In Politics

DETROIT (WWJ) - Pollsters are speaking their minds about the Michigan presidential primary and editorial cartoonists get a voice too.

WWJ's Laura Bonnell reports cartoonists in two Michigan papers are enjoying all that the politicians have to offer.

Conservative cartoonist Henry Payne with the Detroit News and liberal cartoonist Mike Thompson with the Detroit Free Press enjoy the political season.

The two cartoonists spoke with WWJ Legal Analyst and WXYT 1270's Morning Talk Show host Charlie Langton, and say there is a lot of material to choose from.

Payne says drawing President Obama is fun:

"So, he's attractive, but he's got the ears - he has the wonderful Ross Pero ears that are fun to draw," said Payne.

Both cartoonists say it's usually harder to draw a good-looking candidate, but even Mitt Romney continues to give them some good material.

"You can play off that stiffness, you can turn that into an exaggerated caricature of who he is," said Thompson.

The Michigan Republican presidential primary takes place Tuesday, February 28.

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