Looking back at the key players and portraits of ’08, I’m impressed how photographer Christopher Morris draws such a bead on Wurzelbacher. What does it mean that this guy came out of nowhere and hit the national circuit without a drop of nervousness or inhibition? What does it mean that he actually stood up McCain at a rally in the closing days of the campaign? What does it mean that this guy would do a FOX interview in a worn t-shirt?
Although the following associations wouldn’t apply universally, from what we know of the supposed “everyman,” the bald head and the crossed arms and the set jaw and the t-shirt wardrobe all smack of a righteous superiority that is off-the-charts.
And McCain set up this skinhead as Peoria?
(image: Christopher Morris/TIME. from: McCain’s Final Push. Sanduski, OH)