BUSH’S TEMPLE? I dunno, this looks more like a game show set. I don’t know if anyone made much of it in 2004, but then after Kerry’s grandiloquent naval display it probably seemed understated by comparison. (Thanks to reader Bill Jones for the link).
Meanwhile, Tom Maguire wonders if the “Greek Temple” is supposed to echo the Lincoln Memorial. “Anyway, King will double-surely be invoked in The Speech, so I am sticking with the Lincoln Memorial motif.” So does positioning himself as Martin Luther King’s successor make Obama look more, or less, grandiose?
UPDATE: Reader Wayne Kimbell emails: “Glennâ€” Of course, George W. Bush was President of the United States at the time…the set is appropriate to his Office, unlike Oâ€™s stagecraft.” Well, I dunno. I’m still going with “game show.”