Obama the Great Savior?
As the entire world undoubtedly knows by now, the Senator Obama secured the democratic nomination a few days ago. Good for him, I guess (Who in their right mind wants that kind of responsibility, I wonder, but I digress.)
Almost immediately after the media released the news, this poster (above) showed up on the wall of a building at the edge of Chinatown, San Francisco.
Was this poster really designed by Obama supporters? I'm wondering. Because the more I look at this image of the Senator, and the more I think it's detrimental rather than helpful to his image.
First of all, the image is designed such that you feel like you're looking up, way up (up into the sun, it would seem?) even when you are standing right in front of it. Then, there is the body language - when are people standing cross-armed in front of you (or in this case, should I say 'above' you?) ever good news? Then... Well, maybe I shouldn't say anything else and let you interpret the message for yourself.
I don't know, maybe it's just me, but a poster like this almost makes "the other guy" look better.
Don't get me wrong. I am glad the Senator's made it so far, for a number of reasons. But I just don't get this "great savior of the masses" vibe everybody else around me seem to be getting.
Only time will tell, anyway. Personally, I can't wait for this campaign (however entertaining it's been so far) to be over.
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