Speaking of facing left, here's the top Democratic candidates as caricatured by John Kascht, a spectacular caricaturist. These came from the satire magazine RADAR.
For equal time, here's Kascht's version of outgoing Veep Dick Cheney.
Caricature is not exactly my strong suit, but I managed this quick sketch of Cheney while watching the news one night. I kind of ended up making him look like something from the old UNDERDOG TV show. John K is right--observing reality is a great way to get inspiration for cartoons.