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February 11, 2008

Signs And Signals


Interesting pic accompanying the AP story on the Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Virginia on Saturday.

Moving to the fore?

Animate vs. inanimate?

That was then, this is now?

image from: Clinton, Obama Pitch to Va. Democrats (2/10/8 – NYT)

(h/t Al, Chip.  image: Rick Bowmer/Associated Press.  February 9, 2008.  caption: Senator Barack Obama in Richmond, Va., Saturday at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, sponsored by the state’s Democratic Party, where Hillary Rodham Clinton also spoke.)

  • gasho

    How could this image even happen ??!!
    That’s some serious placement for a Hillary Ad. I see the bag’s point about it being out of focus and in the background, etc. But I think this speaks to the co-leaders, running neck and neck talk that we are hearing so much of.
    Maybe they will end up running on the same ticket…

  • indybend

    She’s fading to (in) the background. He’s dynamic and in command.

  • texas dem

    Check out his posture. The photographer had this angle for probably twenty minutes, and took a boatload of shots with every conceivable body posture from Obama. But they chose this one.
    To me, it says “he’s schooling her.”
    He’s probably actually just answering a question. But it looks like he’s telling her who’s-who and what’s-what. The leaning forward posture, the pointed finger: it looks aggressive and in command.
    It would actually be upsetting from a gender politics angle if she were in the frame, silently receiving his abuse. But she’s an abstract, fuzzy background presence, and of course, that isn’t really what’s happening here anyway. He’s just answering a question.

  • jtfromBC

    With the soaring cadence of MLK, a reworked libretto from TS, Obama is pointing to…..?
    Theodore “Ted” Sorensen, the adviser whom John F. Kennedy once called his “intellectual blood bank,” is lending his unabashed support — and eloquence — to the Obama campaign. Today, at 79 years old and blind, Sorensen has a new mission: to resurrect Camelot. And it seems the Obama campaign is listening. “I’ve given them a phrase or suggestion or two,” Sorensen admits. As for all the comparisons that have been drawn between Obama and Kennedy “I probably started it,” he told []
    “This is like deja vu all over again.” -Yogi Berra

  • Porter Wayfare

    My feeling when I saw this was that Obama was portrayed in a flattering and commanding manner, but that overall, or over all, Hillary was still looming.

  • mcc

    On a distantly related note, I don’t know if this link will keep working, but here’s what has on their front page as Potomac Tuesday results roll in… huh.

  • zatopa

    He (and we) may not be focusing on it right now, but it’s not going away, and it won’t be ignored…

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