October 24, 2012

Painting the Deserts and Magic Castles: Romney's Mo


Clearly, Team Romney is doing some smashing rallies, reinforcing their number one talking point: we’ve got the mo.

What’s particularly cool (amplified in multiple variations on the Romney FB page) is how the crowd, in a collegiate and frat-like way, forms a circle “C” for Colorado. Yes, I get that it’s the state flag, but then, isn’t it kind of hilarious (and metaphorically rich to no end) how it’s also so regimental and corporate, like a copyright?

Romney Red Rock 3

And then, doesn’t  the Romney logo projected onto those romantic hills at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado last night have a bit of the Batman vibe?

Obama Florida Castle

That event in Daytona Beach the other night was also pretty spectacular. On the eve of the foreign policy debate — and excuse the not-exactly-p.c. analogy, my first association was: Benghazi. Oh well, the castle  (as much as all those geography references were flying out of Romney on Monday night in his mano-a-mano with Obama)  could almost be anywhere.

But, especially Florida.

If Romney knocks off Obama, one thing we can bank on is a radical shift in optics — and an odd soup besides. They had fireworks in Daytona, by the way, which really lent a Magic Kingdom air. Not widely appreciated, either, was that the event was held in the middle of a Biker happening.)

(photo 1 & 2: PresidentMittRomney/Facebook. photo 3: Jim Young/Reuters caption: U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney arrives at a campaign rally in Daytona Beach, Florida, October 19, 2012.) photo 4: Alex Moe/Instagram – alexnbcnews)

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