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Apparently, He’s Running For Greek God

by @ 12:39 pm on August 27, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Politics

When Barack Obama speaks at Invesco Field on Thursday night, the backdrop will be more reminiscient of ancient Athens than the Mountain West:

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.

cqobmamapodiumThe 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.

After which, no doubt, he’ll perform a few miracles before flying off to Mt. Olympus.

3 Responses to “Apparently, He’s Running For Greek God”

  1. Daniel says:

    The columns don’t represent Olympus, idiot, they represent the birthplace of democracy, the forum, and the republic. Get a clue… get an education.

  2. I think I’m still allowed to make jokes.

    Even about (genuflect) The Anointed One (/genuflect)

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