John Gibson will have me as a guest at 7:10 ET to discuss Barack Obama and the Temple of the One in Denver. Personality cult, or just a classic setting for public speeches? John and I will discuss it — hope you can join us!
Meanwhile, here’s a reminder of the fun that Greco-Roman themes can bring to a party:
Update: ABC’s Rick Klein calls this a “Greek tragedy”:
Reporters got their first glimpse of the stage where Barack Obama will deliver his speech tomorrow night at Invesco Field. Reuters described the set as similar to a “Greek temple.”
Thus a legend — not the good kind — was born.
Said one Democrat: “This is a disaster of mythical proportions.” Said another: “It’s not enough that he wants to be president — he wants to be Zeus.” Said the first: “Will he send down thunderbolts from the mountain?” …
For the candidate who brought you his very own faux-presidential seal, this is not a good perception. Obama aides insist that the set is staying, and that it won’t look as bad as it sounds right now; the real backdrop, they say, will be his supporters.
I guess this means he’s skipping the toga.