Monday, July 7, 2008

Politics as Football Alert

This could get (rhetorically) ugly:

NEW YORK (AP) — In a break with tradition, Barack Obama will accept the Democratic presidential nomination at Invesco Field at Mile High, a 76,000-seat stadium, rather than at the site of the party's national convention across town.

I swear to the God I don't believe in that if Barack Obama uses his nomination speech at Invesco Field to talk about being the field general or the quarterback for the Democratic Party, or talks of scoring touchdowns and blowing the Republicans out, I will not vote for him.

On a lighter note, the AP also provides us with a little bit of trivia:

Separately, one official confirmed that Obama's aides were attempting to arrange a speech at a second dramatic venue: Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, part of Obama's July trip to Europe and the Middle East.

The Gate was the site of one of Ronald Reagan's most memorable speeches. On a trip in July 1987, Reagan stood before throngs of West Berliners and implored then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall dividing the city. The wall is no longer there.

Thanks, AP!

1 comment:

tomeoftheunknownblogger said...

Maybe the Obama camp is going more for the JFK link, although JFK's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech was given in Rudolph Wilde Platz which was near the Berlin Wall, rather than the Reagan thing?

Rob