Expect a flood of similar images of Obama (updated)

Obama lifting dirt into sandbags at the Iowa floods. Oabama shovel

This will be another way to imprint the idea "Obama is young and energetic; fit for the office"; McCain is too old and not up to the task.

We saw it, too, with the bike-riding. Obama at the beach; Obama playing basketball.


The iconography is just beginning.


The campaign will not have to SAY anything; subliminally, it works.


Of course, McCain cannot lift shovels of dirt because of the injuries he was subjected to during his captivity in North Vietnam.

That will not be told.

Update:


Update: Doug Ross gives us a blast from the past, with a comparison that seems rather telling on the matter of image and substance:


Carter-Obama and shovels


















what they don't show you

Update: Varifrank shows what was left out:

Obama lifting dirt into sandbags at the Iowa floods. Oabama shovel

This will be another way to imprint the idea "Obama is young and energetic; fit for the office"; McCain is too old and not up to the task.

We saw it, too, with the bike-riding. Obama at the beach; Obama playing basketball.


The iconography is just beginning.


The campaign will not have to SAY anything; subliminally, it works.


Of course, McCain cannot lift shovels of dirt because of the injuries he was subjected to during his captivity in North Vietnam.

That will not be told.

Update:


Update: Doug Ross gives us a blast from the past, with a comparison that seems rather telling on the matter of image and substance:


Carter-Obama and shovels


















what they don't show you

Update: Varifrank shows what was left out: