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October 26, 2008

A Campaign's Silhouette


A number of you cued me to this shot accompanying David Frum’s WAPO article this morning, “Sorry, Senator. Let’s Salvage What We Can.” For example, Karen wrote:

I see the apparent deformity as a metaphor for his campaign. Those teleprompters could double for a walker or crutches.

For myself, it seems to speak to how much John’s use of fear is turning in on itself.

(image: Chip Somodevilla – Getty Images. August, 2008. Woodbridge, Virginia.)

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