March 5, 2008
Our Man In Ohio #5: Taking It To The Bank
This is the last in a 48 hour series of Ohio primary dispatches from photojournalist and BNN Contributer Alan Chin.
The spotlight on this TV producer — stoic amidst the emotion — speaks to the stark contrast between two beasts feeding off of (and, on) each other, one being big media, and the other, the contemporary presidential juggernaut.
In spite of the celebratory mood, the victory speech was tough and mocking. At one point, Clinton parroted her opponent’s "narrative of hope" by talking in near-rhyme. At the conclusion, the Obama call-and-response "yes we can" was refashioned into "yes we will." Or, was it: "yes she will?"
(image: ©Alan Chin. Columbus, Ohio. March 4, 2008. Used by permission)