Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.Paraphrasing the ancient Greeks: Politicians whom the gods would destroy, they first make narcissistic.
The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos' National Football League team plays.
Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington's Capitol building or even the White House, to accept the party's nomination for president.
He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from beneath the floor…
And this from the Book of JinC: Verily, to help assure a "typical" politician's destruction, the gods send messengers like House Speaker and Church of NOW theologian Nancy Pelosi to proclaim him "a leader that God has blessed us with at this time."
Message to Sen. McCain: We’re told you’re going to make your V-P pick announcement Friday. Don’t lock in to that. Give yourself some flexibility.
We know by announcing on Friday you want to cut in to some of the “rah-rah” which will follow Sen. Obama’s Invesco Field apparition and sermon to the multitudes.
But Obama may overshoot and/or gaffe Thursday night, giving you the same kind of opportunity he gave you after his Berlin “citizen of the world” speech.
You're staff immediately produced ads deftly noting Obama's grating narcissism and a number of "missed opportunities" in the speech.
As a result, the speech was a net loss for him.
You may have a similiar opportunity this Friday. A V-P annoucement the same day would only split the public's attention.
Think about it.
I’ll bet the ancient Greeks knew: Politicians whom the gods would help succeed, they make able to respond quickly to unexpected opportunities their narcissistic opponents provide.
The entire Reuters story's here.