Welcome to Natitude Nation, President Taft

Posted January 28, 2013 at 2:21pm

President Taft is inspiring a nation of nerds.

On Saturday, the Washington Nationals announced that the fifth candidate in its popular racing presidents shtick would be William Howard Taft, the nation’s chubbiest president.

Taft will join presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt in the fourth-inning dash to the finish. Though Taft’s visage does not grace a certain mountain in South Dakota, Taft is gaining his own pop culture following.

Former HOH editor Ryan Beckwith, now politics editor with Digital First, demanded that Photoshop superstar “Darthfish” make Taft the new Shaft.

Darthfish kindly complied:

Photoshopped movie poster by Twitter user @darth

Now if only someone would make a supercool trailer for Taft’s first race.