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August 25, 2008

TIME’s Convention Promo: A Flap In The Face

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So Obama is a “one man Rorschach test,” or a man of five faces (which, I guess, is better than two).

If I hadn’t been in an airport yesterday, I probably never would have seen this — the promo flap of the TIME convention edition evoking an Obama who is apparently too complex to be fully seen.  (It sort of reminds me of this, another instance in which a Democratic nominee was fragmented by TIME.)

Maybe the ineffability has something to do with Obama’s “passion gap?”

(image: Platon for TIME)

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