A Cautious Man
October 30, 2008
57 Channels And ...
Obama's on every damn one of them (to paraphrase Keith Olbermann from last night).
And as Rachel Maddow noted, the Big BrOadcast of 2OO8 starts with an image of wheat stalks waving in the wind - Americans always love to see stalks waving in the wind, apparently.
That having been said, it was probably necessary. There are a lot of people who (I know this will shock you) do not surf through the internet for points of view outside of what comes through their television screen or (worse) through the speaker blaring out right-wind talkradio. A well-done presentation of Senator Obama's biography, values, and general proposals, coupled with a respected and respectable "cloud of witnesses"1 (Governors, Senators, a General, a former President a cross-section of ordinary people and a live, cheering throng) made for a powerful statement. Hey, if you haven't seen it, take a look2:
And for pure comedy gold, check out Michelle Malkin's "Liveblogging" of the presentation. Don't be too bitter, there, ma'am.3
Sure, that commercial cost the campaign serious bucks. But, coming down to the wire, with a healthy warchest, what else are they going to spend that money on - clothes?4
1 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us" (Hebrews 12:1)
2 And if you did watch it, for gosh sakes, don't waste time sitting around and watching it again - do something constructive!
3 But we love Ms. Malkin, here. We really love her!
4 Yes, I learned a new html code today. Can you guess which one? Sorry, we're slow learners here at Cautious Man HQ.