Some of McCain's most effective ads have ridiculed Obama for his messianic pretentions. One would think that Obama would react by, at least outwardly, adopting a more humble, down to earth (literally) approach to campaigning. It is not to be. On Thursday, the backdrop for The One's speech will be a Greek Temple. When he is finished providing his wisdom at Mt. Invesco, lightning in the form of fireworks will rain down from the heavens.
Jammiewearing Fool quotes from an article on the planned speach:
When Sen. Barack Obama moves the Democratic National Convention from the Pepsi Center to Invesco Field on Thursday, the freshman senator is planning to speak from a columned stage resembling an ancient Greek temple.
"Is this from the Onion?" quipped a McCain adviser. . . .
If he practices enough yoga, he should be able to pull off a lotus position in one of his speeches between now and November, though I am unsure how he is going to recreate the midnight ride on a winged horse to the Temple Mount.
This guy's judgment gets more suspect by the day.
Update: Charles Krauthammer asks "has he lost his mind?"
The Berlin folly -- in English.
The Superbowl Halftime Show -- without the game.
What's the finish? Maybe Obama’s got Zhang Yimou to do the hidden-rope trick, and have him lifted, Beijing-style, to the heavens when he’s done. Will he reappear three days later at the Bird’s Nest?
Or maybe he'll just do a Napoleon and coronate himself. By the time Napoleon made himself emperor, he had won the Battles of Lodi, of Arcole, of Rivoli, of the Pyramids and of Marengo. And had promugulated the Napoleonic Code. He had yet to write a single autobiography.