2008 Top 25 Turning Points in the Campaign
posted by October 23 at 10:32 AMon
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.
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