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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Top 25 Turning Points in the Campaign

posted by on October 23 at 10:32 AM

Number 13?
The Greek columns:

By mid August, Barack Obama was being mocked by John McCain as a celebrity Messiah, whose ego and presumption exceeded his abilities and experience. So imagine the glee of the press pool who got a sneak preview of the stage at Invesco Field in Denver, the scene of his grandiose convention speech to 76,000, when they saw the stage flanked by Greek columns.

Did Obama think he was a political Adonis, or was he trying to provide a backdrop with echoes of the neo-classical designs of the White House and the US Capitol? After 24 hours of mockery, it didn’t matter. The speech, his most detailed, if not his most passionate, appeared to answer the questions of doubting voters and steady the ship of a campaign that had seemed like it was beginning to wobble.

Go here to see 13 to 25.

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It's like TOS episode "Who Mourns for Adonis"...those columns were the secret of Obama's power. But then McKirk blasted them with his phasers and then Obama shrunk down and the United States was saved!

Posted by John Bailo | October 23, 2008 10:43 AM

Image is everything.

The Socialist Republicans are just jealous cause this year they can't afford them.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 23, 2008 10:56 AM

This appears to be a strange new use of "turning point" with which I wasn't previously familiar.

Posted by Olo | October 23, 2008 11:05 AM

His campaign didn't design it, as I remember. Because his candidacy was confirmed so close to the convention (or, because Clinton waited so long to quit her losing effort), the DNC hired Production Resource Group to begin work on the convention without the Obama campaign guiding the hire or the design.

Given the excellent graphic design work associated with his campaign, I doubt they would have come up with the David Rockwell/Vegas nightmare that was the convention set, or the Friedrich St. Florian ridiculousness of the stadium set. I'm expecting a much more attractive set for the 2012 convention.

Posted by Eric F | October 23, 2008 1:43 PM

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