A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum

Clarice Feldman
Reuters previews  the finale of the Democrat convention, something like Greek theater at Invesco Field:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.

The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos' National Football League team plays.

Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington's Capitol building or even the White House, to accept the party's nomination for president.

He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from beneath the floor.

These overproduced  events are drawing smaller and smaller audiences and the reason why is clear--there's no there there. Nothing could be more boring or insulting to the viewers' intelligence.

I had hoped for a change -- that Obama would perhaps just parachute to the middle of the field.

Well maybe Hubris will take over and a freak hailstorm will  flatten the set and let us all return to our usual activities.
Reuters previews  the finale of the Democrat convention, something like Greek theater at Invesco Field:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.

The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos' National Football League team plays.

Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington's Capitol building or even the White House, to accept the party's nomination for president.

He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from beneath the floor.

These overproduced  events are drawing smaller and smaller audiences and the reason why is clear--there's no there there. Nothing could be more boring or insulting to the viewers' intelligence.

I had hoped for a change -- that Obama would perhaps just parachute to the middle of the field.

Well maybe Hubris will take over and a freak hailstorm will  flatten the set and let us all return to our usual activities.