What's Mallard raving about today?
CFL, Barack Obama.
The CFL is an almost perfect metaphor for Barack Obama, I agree...imperfect, but better than most of the alternatives and representing a step in the right direction.
Mallard's criticism of the CFL is also pathetically metaphoric of his own criticism of Obama. It takes items out of context to score cheap points: While what he says is true, more mercury is produced by burning coal to create electricity for non-CFLs than by broken CFLs. And it ignores key facts: the next generation of CFLs are already becoming available and lower the amount of mercury.
His claim that the media treat Obama better than the other candidates is ill-timed at best and a bald-faced lie at worst.
Also: writing a lengthy screed and drawing a CFL, three times, cannot possibly count as professional cartooning.