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Vice Presidential doppelgangers and metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln

Late last week, the New York Times broke news about a plan put together by “a group of high-profile Republican strategists” and commissioned by conservative billionaire and owner of the Chicago Cubs Joe Ricketts that explored an aggressive Super PAC strategy for attacking President Obama in the upcoming presidential election. Buried in the craziness was this gem which the Internets jumped all over:

The group suggested hiring as a spokesman an “extremely literate conservative African-American” who can argue that Mr. Obama misled the nation by presenting himself as what the proposal calls a “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.”

As The Atlantic asked, “What on earth would a metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln look like?” Ask and ye shall receive: Here are a few brilliant examples. Also, who says “metrosexual” anymore?

On a somewhat related note, Mental Floss compiled this gallery of contemporary famous actors who have an uncanny physical facial resemblance to nineteenth-century vice president candidates, such as Matthew Perry and our 14th vice president John Breckinridge. Breckinridge also incidentally finished second behind Abe Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election. Historians are still debating whether his loss was in part due to Abe Lincoln’s crowd-pleasing metrosexual sartorial choices which apparently polled high and was popular with ye old time focus groups.