It’s no secret that U.S. Presidents tend to show age after they have served their terms in office. Before and after images of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and now President Obama are shocking. Occupying the highest office in the land is no easy task and the stress can show in many different ways. In short, it has aged our recent Presidents in dramatic fashion and the man or woman that takes in the office in January of 2017 will face the challenge.
Many have wondered what the current crop of Presidential candidates would look like after eight years in the oval office, so Sachs Media Group collaborated with the photo manipulation experts at Phojoe to come up with a series of portraits showing what our esteemed candidates would look like after eight years in office. Thanks to modern technology, he results are nothing short of amazing.
“The candidates who aspire to be president face an unenviable task if they win – and the costs likely include entering a virtual time machine that seems to double the rate of the aging process,” explains Ron Sachs, president and CEO of Florida-based Sachs Media Group. “We think it’s important that voters keep in mind the tremendous sacrifices these individuals are willing to make in exchange for the privilege of serving.”
The image gallery is very complete as it includes (in alphabetical order) Republicans: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump; and Democrats: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Vice President biden is included because he has yet to make his intentions to seek his party’s nomination known.
To produce these images of what the President would look like in 2025, the experts took into account how serving as President has affects previous chief executives and how the parents of the candidates had aged. Using current pictures, the manipulators added in wrinkles, aging spots and gray hair when necessary. We all age, but looking at most of these candidates, we see how much they would age after serving as out President. This is a follow up as Sachs Media Group and Phojoe joined forces back in 2013 for a gallery of images showing how famous deceased rock stars might look today, if they were still alive. That group of images was titled, “Rock Heaven.”
How accurate are these images? It’s hard to tell as we don’t have a large sampling of individuals that have served as president. Sachs explains it well.
“Only five people alive today – Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and President Obama – truly have experienced the burdens and toll that come with the presidency,” said Sachs.
If we take President Obama as an example, his progression from a young-looking and dark-haired candidate to a second-term president with a head of gray hair is a sight many never thought they would see. The face tells a story and gives insight to the substantial physical changes that happen to those who have served as our nation’s President and deal with the office’s demands.
Sachs Media is giving citizens the chance to vote now. See all the current candidates here, plus Vice President Joe Biden and vote for the image they believe would be most accurate. It’s amazing to see how technology paints a picture of how these individuals would age and it’s great conversation fodder as the primaries approach.