Although Barack Obama won a historic election back in November, recently there was a different kind of vote for him on the Drudge Report -- against Vladimir Putin. This vote was not about policies or politics - it was about pectorals and abs and people were voting on which leader had better ones.
The flurry began after some photogs snapped pictures of a topless Obama vacationing with his family in Hawaii. This prompted several online publications, including The UK Sun to write articles comparing Obama's six pack with those of other world leaders.
Now fawning over Obama's "hotness" is not a new thing. The Obama Girl video on YouTube, which to date, has received over 15 million views, established Barack as a sex symbol way back in the primaries, but has this become the norm?
We've been complaining for some time that women are too often objectified and deserve to be treated the same way as men. Has society responded by reducing men to mere body parts too? These aren't Hollywood movie stars who make their livings in part due to their looks. These are dignitaries, and as the word implies, are supposed to be treated with dignity.
The only one out there who should be concerned with Barack's "hot bod" is Michelle. As for the rest of us, if we want our new president to do the best job he can for this country, he will need to be thought of as a person with a good brain, not a good butt!