FIRE IN THE BELLY
470 x 600, mid 1990s, crayon, by Chris Wayan
"Fire in the belly" is American slang, used as far I can tell only by reporters, not human beings. It means a burning ambition to win elections. Deemed essential by the media (Ralph Nader lacks it, so he can't be a real candidate). The rest of us would rather hear about what candidates will DO, but no, we get belly.
And polls of course. Everything but policy.
I get fire in the belly myself, but if I quit eating junk food and watching junk election news, and just close my eyes and vote for beautiful losers... it usually goes away.
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