From an Oceanside Stroll with Nixon to Drinking Water with Rubio: Awkward Political Photos

As the 2016 political season gets underway, I thought it would be fun to get in the mood by celebrating some moments politicians and their keepers only wish they could forget!

Apologies to Bill Clinton and George W. Bush (both avid readers of Lost in the Garden) for the double-exposure. I’m not picking on you. It’s just what happens when you’re married to or the brother of a current presidential candidate.

Super awkward with Johnson. Wikipedia describes Johnson's

Wikipedia describes Johnson’s “aggressive coercion” of others.

A stroll with Nixon on the beach, complete with suit, tie, and wingtips. See? He's just like us!

Nixon takes an oceanside stroll, complete with dress pants and wingtips. See? He’s just like us!

Ford attempts to eat a hot tamale without removing the corn shuck

Ford attempts to eat a hot tamale without removing the corn shuck

Aging like fine wine!

Aging like fine wine!

Michael Dukakis attempts to show he's ready to be Commander in Chief

Michael Dukakis shows he’s ready to be Commander in Chief

Oh, Bill. How I miss the jogging to McDonald's days.

I so miss the jogging to McDonald’s days.

This is just painful.

Somehow I know Bush still wears this on lazy Sunday mornings

Poor Howard Dean. His

Dean’s media invented “scream” ruined his campaign. 

Kerry does a photo-op at NASA, just like a really tall Easter Bunny

Kerry does a photo-op at NASA. Comment unnecessary.

Obama taking selfies at Nelson Mandela's memorial. Wife: Unthrilled.

Obama taking selfies at memorial service. Michelle Obama’s expression does not bode well for possibility of future selfies.

That poor woman

I cringe whenever I see this

Rubio's

Rubio’s “scandalous” sip of water – the counterpart to the Dean Scream

Am I the only one who would not welcome Bush III?

Am I the only one who would not welcome Bush III?

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