Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Obama: How High Can His Ego Go?

Senator Barack Obama will not only be giving his acceptance speech Thursday night in a football stadium -- he will be making it in front of a facade of a Greek temple.

A photo can be seen at Hot Air (click title of this post).

Ed Morrissey writes that the Obama campaign hasn't learned from the Presidential seal debacle: "That this scales heights of presumptuousness can hardly be refuted. What genius thought of this motif?"

Ed goes on to an amusing comparison of Obama and his choice of setting with a well-remembered STAR TREK episode about the god Apollo. It's good stuff:

"Obama wants to treat us the way Apollo treated the Enterprise crew — as children who need do nothing but gather food and worship him. He promises them peace, tranquility, and happiness, as long as they agree to become his servants and relinquish their free will. In the end, Kirk and his crew destroy his power source and send him off to his fellow demigods in bitterness rather than allow themselves to become enslaved to Apollo. Somehow, I think that American voters will understand those parallels, even if they’ve never seen this episode before in their lives."

For my part, I find it curious that Obama feels such a strong need to surround himself with quasi-Presidential trappings, including not only a Presidential "seal" but a chair on his charter plane which says "Obama '08 President," leaving out the crucial word "For." (The plane also erased the American flag in favor of an "O" symbol, but that's another story...)

Obama seems to be trying to make up for his lack of experience by attempting to market himself as looking Presidential.

Update: This morning Rush Limbaugh called attention to a quote from Obama about his plans for his speech: "I'm much more concerned with communicating how I intend to help middle-class families live their lives."

Shudder...we don't need Senator Obama to "help" us live our lives, thanks. Just leave our tax dollars alone and let us have the freedom to live our own lives.


Blogger Missy said...

Not only doesn't the chair say "For President" it says "Obama '08 President." Doesn't he know that IF, IF he becomes president, it won't be until 2009? The election is in 2008, but the winner won't take office till 2009. He seems rather clueless.


11:39 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

That's a funny point, Missy! I haven't seen anyone else mention that. :)

Best wishes,

11:52 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

I soooo agree, Laura, just leave our money alone, let us raise our children how *we* see fit, and if we want to eat greasy fatty junk food and drive a gigantic SUV, let us!!

6:23 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Yep. :) I wrote more on the theme of government "help" today (August 28th).

Best wishes,

11:14 PM  

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