Thursday, August 28, 2008
Barackus came down from Olympus
When I first learned of the Greek temple look of the platform on which Barack Obama will deliver his acceptance speech Thursday night, I thought it was an internet joke. I just could not believe that people smart enough to beat the Clintons in the Democratic Party were stupid enough to play into the arrogance and laughable self importance issue the McCain campaign used to virtually tie Obama.
I was wrong. They are going to do it. With all that is going on in the United States, the Democratic nominee should leave this convention up 20 points. However, with the way the convention is being handled, they will be lucky to see double digits at all.
Of course, some like MSNBC's Keith Olbermann will likely disagree. Olbermann kisses up to Obama in his role as "anchor" for MSNBC more than a dead beat brother in law who owes his sister's husband money. There is some serious man love going on there.
I can hear public crier Oblbermann now, "Barackus came down from Mount Olympus to mingle with and address the mere mortals, who gathered in mass to cherish his every golden word. Some women fainted. Others were made great with child just from the sound of his voice. Barackus promised all of us mere mortals the nectar of the gods if we would just make him our leader."
Laugh, because, the gods know, Olbermann would not.