This is the year of the Star Trek election.
Obama is portrayed by his opponents as cold, secretive, tyrannical: a Romulan.
Romney, on the other hand (that would be the left one), is seen as a Ferengi, motivated only by profit, and disdainful of any who can't compete in his game.
Which would you prefer as your Alien Overlord?
Maybe we should have elected that Klingon who ran last time...