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.
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.