Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Difference Is Clear

About the Republican National Convention Podium Design:
Headline: "A stage where speakers, audience can see eye to eye..." (Star Tribune [Minneapolis, MN], August 15, 2008)

"...On convention podium, intimacy replaces grandeur." (St Paul Pioneer Press, August 15, 2008)

"'You can feed off the crowd. It'll be more visually interesting and provide a more intimate feel,'said Steven Schier, a political science professor at Carleton College." (St Paul Pioneer Press, August 15, 2008)

About the Democratic National Convention INVESCO Podium Design:
Headline: "Barack Obama To Address Supporters From God-Like Setting" (Telegraph [U.K.], August 28, 2008)

Headline: "'O' My God - Dems Erect Obama Temple" (New York Post, August 28, 2008)

"Democrats will kneel before the 'Temple of Obama' tonight. As if a Rocky Mountain coronation were not lofty enough, Barack Obama will aim for Mount Olympus when he accepts his party's nomination atop an enormous, Greek-columned stage..." (New York Post, August 28, 2008)

"Senior Democratic officials are expressing serious concerns about the political risks posed by Barack Obama's acceptance speech at Invesco Field at Mile High tonight." (The Denver Post, August 28, 2008