Even though he was the frontrunner, Barack Obama always had the air of the underdog about him. At least that?s the narrative behind four popular parodies that marry politics with pop culture; see the clips and our grades, then add your own


The Plot With Oprah and Ted Kennedy in his corner, the im­probable upstart goes toe-to-toe in the ring with a show­boating Hillary ”Apollo Creed” Clinton.
Early Returns Well edited, but if you’re going to co-opt Philadelphia’s cinemat­ic icon and climb the city’s art museum steps, you’d better have won the Pennsylvania primary. EW Grade: B+

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