Alert the Media: John Gibson on the Temple of the One; Update: Bad Democratic reviews

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.