Here’s the photo that accompanied Matt Bai’s piece in last Sunday’s NYT Magazine (“What Dean Means” — link) on the new chairman of the Democratic party.
With profile pieces, the tendency is to “read” the image in terms of the article.
In the profile, Bai sketches a more important and ennobled Dean, one who could actually be effective in sparsely populated states and counties. He suggests that Dean might function as more of a centrist, but concludes that Dean might also turn out be that guy who excoriates his rivals — which might be just what the party needs.
Do you see all that in the image? Beyond the sparsely populated setting, I guess you could say the photo picks up the “centrist” point, as well as Dean’s new importance.
I think there’s a lot more going on in this shot, however, and I’d be happy if you would lend your analysis. Loyal BAG followers, don’t hold back.
(image: David Burnett/Contact Press Images in NYT Magazine)