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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Obama to give acceptance speech from a Greek temple mock-up

See that? (I know the image is small, but you can see it, right?) On the fifty-yard line at Invesco field, the convention guys are busy setting up what is quite easily identifiable as some sort of Greek temple redux for Obama's acceptance speech. Captain Ed has the picture above today in his post on it and Allah picked up on it last night. From ExUrban League via Reuters:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.

The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos' National Football League team plays.

Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington's Capitol building or even the White House, to accept the party's nomination for president.

He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from beneath the floor.

Audacity of arrogance? We think so. In fact, in a way, it reminds us of the legend of Icarus who didn't heed his father's warnings, flew too close to the sun, and fell to earth as his wax wings melted. Now we're not saying that Obama is going to try anything like that, but it is an interesting allusion to how his campaign will end. His arrogance knows no bounds, and like Icarus he may have a very hefty fall to the ground.

What's truly sad about this is he's being mocked by the 'Sphere because of this audacious move. It serves him right. No cheap theatrics will help him. His speech at Invesco is a clear sign he doesn't want to be anywhere near disgruntled Hillary supporters. He wants 75,000 screaming, cheering, adoring fans, and he wants them to see him in all his grandiose style. Not exactly something the working man is really going to enjoy because it's just not going to appeal to him. It's almost as though this has been set up like a coronation. The only thing missing is the throne and the crown of olive branches.

Geez. You gotta admit the guy's got moxie, but it's going to backfire on him. What he needs is a message, and so far that's been noticeably absent at this convention.

Publius II


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