Tuesday, July 08, 2008
The buzz on Barack Obama's decision to accept the Democratic nomination at Denver's Invesco Field has been overwhelmingly positive.
In a nutshell, just another ingenius political move a campaign that not only does not make mistakes, but plays offense brilliantly.
Put aside the possibly iconic images and shear awe that might emanante from over 75,000 people in attendance, and wonder what the ability of the campaign to conjure something so over the top might mean to the average voter.
Might independents and even Republicans be thinking John McCain could not scrounge up that many supporters and therefore view him as second rate?
If McCain morphs into Captain Underdog, such a view could actually help.
It's a bit like the spoiled rich kid hiring The White Stripes to play at their 16th birthday, while a few nerds show up at Round Table to play Dungeons and Dragons.