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October 31, 2008

Your Turn: Miami

Stephen Crowley/The New York Times Mark Salter


I’m interested in your thoughts about this picture. It was part of the NYT’s campaign slideshow yesterday and the caption read this way:

Mark Salter, Mr. McCain’s closest adviser, checked a BlackBerry as he waited for the senator to finish interviews at a Miami radio station.

I haven’t thought about McCain and his campaign exactly this way before, but what Times photographer Stephen Crowley seems to be going for here is how much Mac and his operation — even beyond the small-mindedness — has been about kitsch.

(This also doubles for my Halloween post.)

from 10/31/08 slideshow: Obama and McCain Make Their Cases in the South (NYT)

(image: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

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