Obama speech stage resembles ancient Greek temple
"Man This Guys Ego Is Enormous,He Makes Slow Joe Biden Look A Peon !"
"Will He Rise From Beneath The Floor In a Cloud dressed In a White Toga With Winged Sandals and Have a Laural wreath crown on his head ? It Sounds like an old Star Trek episode !
DENVER (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.
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.
The show should provide a striking image for the millions of Americans watching on television as Obama delivers a speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination.
Politicians in past elections have typically spoken from the convention site itself, but the Obama campaign liked the idea of having their man speak to a larger, stadium-sized crowd not far from where the Democratic National Convention is being held, at the Denver pro basketball arena.
Obama was taking a page from the campaign book of John Kennedy in 1960 when the future president delivered his acceptance speech to 80,000 people in the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Once Obama speaks, confetti will rain down on him and fireworks will be fired off from locations around the stadium wall.
Posted by ownf5311
Wow! I know the money is probably coming from those poor people who donated to Barrack's campaign, but couldn't it have been better spent? If this is how he is choosing to waste money before he is elected, imagine his decisions afterward. This is further proof of his inexperience and poor judgment. A convention should be exciting, but is this type of rock concert really presidential? It is something more of what you would expect from the dictators in Cuba, China, North Korea and Iran. Maybe that is why he wants to meet with them face-to-face.
Posted by mthr4311
Does this surprise anyone? Obama plays to emotions and feelings, not reason and intellect. Fitting that he receives his coronation in a mock "temple." Why, exactly, is this man not a laughingstock?
Posted by zach5305
First the ridiculous use of the Presidential Seal and now this. I really hope voters will look closely at the media's candidate.
I really hope Americans will see through the media's candidate. If Sen. Obama is elected, it will be because the media has managed and shaped the news. I hope you will consider the following article that describes the process of vilification and propaganda by the media.
Obama & Congress - Compromise & Consensus found at:
Posted by Nick8382
This country better take a long hard look in the mirror and make a decision about whether they want to go into this competitive century with a war monger or with someone who is actually going to do something for this country and not the War Profiteers! Please Wake Up America!
Posted by dell5300
Exactly how big a carbon footprint does a Greek Temple leave?Obama feels the Messiah comparisons aren't working, so now is is going for the Greek god look.