July 8, 2008

MEET JOHN DOE (via Glenn Dryfoos):

Obama’s Campaign Shifts to a Bigger Stage for His Big Night (JIM RUTENBERG and BRIAN STELTER, 7/08/08, NY Times)

Borrowing from the political repertory of John F. Kennedy, Senator Barack Obama will accept his party’s nomination outside of the main Democratic convention hall this August, in the Denver Broncos’ football stadium that seats more than 75,000 people. [...]

Though clearly enticed by what they believe will be a powerful television image of Mr. Obama speaking before tens of thousands of people, his aides said Monday that they hoped to open the convention to regular voters who typically did not attend party conventions.

Where's Leni Reifenstahl when you need her?

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 8, 2008 7:18 AM

Bah. Hollywood is full of Riefenstahls. What they need is Speer.


Posted by: Ric Locke at July 8, 2008 7:38 AM

He'll speak about having no bread and no butter, but plenty of guns. Oh, sorry, that was another famous speaker in a sports stadium.

Posted by: Peter at July 8, 2008 8:45 AM

I hear that there will only be two loaves of bread and two fish at the concession stands but they plan to feed everyone.

Posted by: Bob at July 8, 2008 11:32 AM

Even though I still think Obama is going to win....

I do find it rather amusing that Obama is aping JFK's tactics. I guess we'll get to find out how "JFK" would deal with opposition media. For that matter, I suspect there would be far more Reagan gaffes and misspeaks out there than what we know of if YouTube were in existence in the mid-80s.

Posted by: Brad S at July 8, 2008 11:44 AM

Is he gulping down narcotics and bopping film starlets yet?

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at July 8, 2008 11:59 AM

Obama is as inevitable as Hillary was in '07.

Seeing all those people, his supporters believe he would win with or without them, they stay home in November; his detractors are so intimidated that they turn out in troves to stop him. Americans, especially conservatives, don't like to be intimidated.

Posted by: ic at July 9, 2008 1:25 AM
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