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Aug. 28th, 2008 @ 11:13 pm Holy shit
This Obama guy, he knows how to create an impression.

The stadium, the film scores, the fireworks!

Apparently the Republicans mocked the neoclassical backdrop. As if it isn't something they use all the time too, and as if it's not all over not only DC but every state capitol in the country. The real reason they're commenting on it is they're scared--they've been out-spectacled! This whole convention was very well constructed, with everything tying together, and working towards a real goal.

I can't imagine how the Republicans top this. I can't see how they even come close. They're gonna have one or two crappy singers, and Tom Selleck, and Arnold Schwarzenegger and he doesn't even count anymore.
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From:nemo_wistar
Date:August 29th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
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Apparently the Republicans mocked the neoclassical backdrop.

It was a backdrop of the goddamned White House.

... and just about the exact same thing W used in 2004.
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From:celaeno
Date:August 29th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
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And here I thought you were going to comment with what you read to me yesterday:

Of course, there is no backdrop that Obama could have for his speech that wouldn’t play into Republican attacks on his “celebrity”—if he had it in the Pepsi Center, it would be compared to glitzy stage shows by (just throwing out a name here) someone like Madonna. If he took it to a small, intimate setting, it would be compared to a wine party among celebrities. If he takes it to Invesco Field and parachutes in from a blimp and starts shooting streamer guns into the audience in a giant orange top hat, it would be compared to the awesomest shit that ever happened.
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From:nemo_wistar
Date:August 29th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
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That still gets me every time I read it :)
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From:mrfantasy
Date:August 29th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
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You have a source for that quote, guys?
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From:yesthattom
Date:August 29th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
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Yeah, it out-spectacled 2004's RNC. They have the advantage of going second, so it's going to be easier for them but we can hope.
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From:mrfantasy
Date:August 29th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
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But since it's next week the sets have to be already planned and built. The best they could do is a coat of paint, and shuffling around the speakers. Maybe add a musician or two--it looks like Ted Nugent just wrapped up his tour. Although his hunting buddy Toby Keith (!) won't be joining him.
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From:mrfantasy
Date:August 29th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
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And I am worried about them going second, but I think the spin will be to call it the McCain Lame Con, or something.
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From:mrfantasy
Date:August 29th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
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In fact, here's a 3D rendering of the RNC podium: http://www.gopconvention2008.com/about/podium.aspx.

McLame-o.