Obama's Speech Tonight - Cool Stuff to Look For

Here is how the evening is projected to go:

1.  The media coverage opens with camera shots of the clouds above the city, and then moves through the clouds to float above the assembling masses below, with the intention of portraying beauty and majesty of the scene.

2.  Upon arriving at the field, Obama emerges from a full-scale replica of Air Force One, to thunderous applause and a cheering crowd, and is escorted backstage

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnew s/article-1050017/Obama-God-Democrats-bu ild-temple-Barack.html

3.  Upon taking his place among greek columns meant to evoke the Lincoln Memorial & the White House (and built by the same stage designers who do Britney Spears' shows), the speeches begin.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/08282008/new s/nationalnews/temple_of_dem_on_mt__o_ly mpus_126450.htm

More points, and sources, below the fold ...

4.  First there is an introduction of the DNC hierarchy with opening speeches.

5.  Obama's speech starts by praising his campaign for their work in rebuilding America, and declares that the party and state are one entity.

6.  Obama then addresses the youth, describing how they must harden themselves and prepare for sacrifice.

7.  Obama, flanked by party leaders, walks through a long wide expanse to lay a wreath at an Iraq War Memorial.

8.  Obama then reviews parading members of the armed services  (Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force).

9.  New party symbols and emblems are introduced.

10.  Obama's speech ends by declaring, "All loyal Americans will become Democrats. Only the best Democrats will be party leaders"

11.  The scene fades to dark as the entire crowd sings the "I've got 99 Problems but a Bitch Ain't One" (reprised from his Iowa primary celebration).  

http://www.nypost.com/seven/01142008/gos sip/pagesix/hillary_barack_rap_rock_14 2152.htm

12.  The evening ends with a torchlight parade or fireworks display.

Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_of_ the_Will

Tags: Convention, Invesco, obama (all tags)

Comments

40 Comments

The Chinese judge gave this a 6.4

Satire is not something Republics should attempt.

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-28 09:57AM | 0 recs
actually 11 made me chuckle a bit...

is that wrong?

by canadian gal 2008-08-28 10:04AM | 0 recs
Re: actually 11 made me chuckle a bit...

It is kind of an amusing image.

by Cincinnatus 2008-08-28 10:05AM | 0 recs
Re: actually 11 made me chuckle a bit...

of Leni Riefenstahl's work, Olympia is more impressive then Triumph of the will.

She was actually a fascinating story in contradictions and the concept of "the good german"...

She claimed after the war that Goebbels had forced her to produce the propaganda, but no one really can say.

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-28 10:17AM | 0 recs
Re: actually 11 made me chuckle a bit...

Well, no, but the whole "99 problems" thing turned out to be a hoax.  Which is quite ugly when you think about it: to make up a story that Obama had a misogynist rap song at his victory celebration out of whole cloth.

by Jordache 2008-08-28 01:06PM | 0 recs
Re: The Chinese judge gave this a 6.4

Yeah I know.   Actually though it's not satire.  It is a warning.

by miker2008 2008-08-28 10:04AM | 0 recs
Re: The Chinese judge gave this a 6.4

You are warning us that Obama is going to give a kick-ass speech? Uh, thanks, but we already kinda figured.

by Cincinnatus 2008-08-28 10:06AM | 0 recs
Re: The Chinese judge gave this a 6.4

Ah but Cinncinatus, you are clearly biased, being already a member of the select Roman council.   Heil!  ... oops I mean Hail!

by miker2008 2008-08-28 10:10AM | 0 recs
Re: The Chinese judge gave this a 6.4

Oh good, a historical moron. I've been dying to do my "where my username comes from" speech.

Cincinnatus was a retired politician who worked on a small farm outside of Rome. When the Roman Republic was under attack he was given absolute power over the people of Rome in order to lead an army against Rome's enemies. Upon the conclusion of the war he immediately retired his dictatorial powers and returned to his farm. He had been given those powers by Rome for a period of six months. He held them for only sixteen days.

You, my friend, fail.

by Cincinnatus 2008-08-28 10:16AM | 0 recs
Re: The Chinese judge gave this a 6.4

So, Cinncinatus, you are the exception that proves the rule.  

The reason your story is so compelling is that 999 men out of 1000 would not be able to give up absolute power but would instead be corrupted by it.  

by miker2008 2008-08-28 10:18AM | 0 recs
Re: The Chinese judge gave this a 6.4

No, you don't understand! Obama needs to give a TERRIBLE speech. That way he looks like a stronger candidate. You know... like John McCain.

BUUUUUUUUUUUUULLSHIT. Hillary gives an amazing speech and it rallies the party, Obama gave a speech in 2004 that launched him to a Presidential run, but Obama needs to tone it down, because otherwise, he might win the election.

by vcalzone 2008-08-28 10:20AM | 0 recs
Re: The Chinese judge gave this a 6.4

Yeah, it is strange.

The Republics move us ever closer the facist model, but, that is typically how your party works, isn't it?

Accuse the Democrats of what you in fact do?

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-28 10:09AM | 0 recs
Re: The Chinese judge gave this a 6.4

Yes, clearly GWB gets a kick from adoration and from giving speeches to the "haves and the have-mores" (best line from Michael Moore's film Fahrenheit 911).  

But ... erm ... I thought Democrats were lookin' out for the little guy.   How many hungry children might we be feeding with the money spent on tonight's fascistic extravaganza?

by miker2008 2008-08-28 10:13AM | 0 recs
Re: The Chinese judge gave this a 6.4

Point taken. Now STFU while we support the party that wants to feed and care for hungry children.

by vcalzone 2008-08-28 10:23AM | 0 recs
Wait

Is the replica of Air Force One a joke?

I'm beginning to not be able to tell what is/is not snark anymore?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnew s/article-1050017/Obama-God-Democrats-bu ild-temple-Barack.html

Presidential image: A full-scale replica of Air Force One fuselage arrives at Invesco Field before Mr Obama speaks

Photobucket

by twinmom 2008-08-28 10:13AM | 0 recs
Re: Wait

Why would Daily Mail in the UK fake a photograph?   I mean, you can't make this stuff up.

by miker2008 2008-08-28 10:15AM | 0 recs
Here's the explanation

http://thehill.com/campaign-2008/invesco -field-plays-unfamiliar-role-in-obama-sp eech-2008-08-28.html

Invesco's gates open at 1 p.m., and Obama's campaign is encouraging attendees to arrive several hours prior to the candidate's evening speech, leaving them to their own devices to keep their spirits high - and their minds and bodies entertained - for the better part of the afternoon.

Lucky for them, one of the few accessible diversions will be the American Presidential Experience, a traveling museum of documents, keepsakes, knickknacks, and replicas associated with America's first office that has set up in Invesco's parking lot this week.

Speech attendees who want to peruse the exhibit will see one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, a replica of the official Air Force One presidential plane, and a faux Oval Office constructed "down to within one inch of the same size" of the real one, said Jim Warlick, the traveling museum's owner and executive producer.

Political pack rats can bring their memorabilia collections to the exhibit, where experts will be on hand to assess their value, said Warlick, who also runs the Political Americana store in Washington, D.C., near the White House. Warlick is planning a post-speech party in the exhibit as well, and he's hoping to secure late-night talk show kings Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert as VIP guests.

Admission to the exhibit will be $25 for adults and $20 for children, and $100 for the post-speech party.

There are 2 replicas of Air Force One... one for the Dem Convention and one for the GOP one.

http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/D aily/2008/Aug08/082508/082508-03.htm

by twinmom 2008-08-28 10:23AM | 0 recs
Re: Here's the explanation

Ok, strike that one.  Although ... this doesn't necessarily mean that Obama will NOT arrange to emerge from it as part of the theatrics.  I mean, why not?  

by miker2008 2008-08-28 10:30AM | 0 recs
What.....

no riding on an ass with palms being thrown his path?

Now, that's snark!

by IowaMike 2008-08-28 10:13AM | 0 recs
Re: What.....

Hosanna!

by Cincinnatus 2008-08-28 10:16AM | 0 recs
Wow, after reading your comments...

you are one of those bloggers for McSame, aren't ya?

by IowaMike 2008-08-28 10:19AM | 0 recs
Re: Wow, after reading your comments...

Nah, just a lifelong Democrat who's been wandering for 40 days in the wilderness.   So far I've seen a burning Bush and a false prophet.   Still waiting for "the one".  

by miker2008 2008-08-28 10:24AM | 0 recs
been wandering for 40 days in the wilderness

Stay away from the Peyote.

with already unstable types, it can be a bit of a rough ride.

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-28 10:27AM | 0 recs
Re: been wandering for 40 days in the wilderness

Actually, ya know?   Maybe peyote would help.    I need to relax, stop worrying, and learn to love O bomb a.

by miker2008 2008-08-28 10:33AM | 0 recs
Re: been wandering for 40 days in the wilderness

Then I recommend something very abstract for the soundtrack.

Try "music for airports" by Eno.

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-28 11:02AM | 0 recs
Re: Wow, after reading your comments...

They do exist. McCain courted the Weekly Standard's ivy league elitist snark brigade to do his talking for him.

by vcalzone 2008-08-28 10:24AM | 0 recs
GODWIN'S LAW

Even when the NAZI parallel is implied, you lose the argument.

by Strummerson 2008-08-28 10:39AM | 0 recs
Re: GODWIN'S LAW

This diary and its implications needs to go away as fast as possible.  Is too ugly.

by mady 2008-08-28 12:10PM | 0 recs
I chuckled, I did

But you think small.

"1.  The media coverage opens with camera shots of the clouds above the city, and then moves through the clouds to float above the assembling masses below, with the intention of portraying beauty and majesty of the scene."

Bzzt. Too iffy, and too reliant on nature. Fuck nature. Instead, we seed the clouds, producing roiling dark thunderheads and lightning. Coordinated flights of Blue Angels crisscross through the flashing bolts, trailing thin wires. On cue, a tiny EMP device is detonated, chanelling the cloud energy through the wire pattern.

Five billion volts flash the word "C H A N G E" in letters 2000 feet high.

"2.  Upon arriving at the field, Obama emerges from a full-scale replica of Air Force One, to thunderous applause and a cheering crowd, and is escorted backstage"

Wrong. All wrong. Only punks emerge from fake props. Instead, we set up giant Obama-shaped firework footprints (ala Beijing Opening) which thunder towards the stadium in 1/4 mile strides. As the ground shakes from their approach, Obama does a supersonic flyover in the NEW Air Force One, a modified SR-71 Blackbird, radar-invisible WITH a built in latte dispenser. The plane's control surfaces modulate the sonic boom to sound like "YES WE CAN" at 290 decibels.

Once all the car alarms quit, and the broken windows stop falling, Air Force "The One" makes a second pass, stops on a dime, and lands with it's Vertical Take Off and Landing capabilties. THEN Obama emerges.

After that, shit gets really dramatic.

by Neef 2008-08-28 10:49AM | 0 recs
Re: I chuckled, I did

Love it!

by miker2008 2008-08-28 01:07PM | 0 recs
Serious Question

I heard on POTUS 08 that they have been playing with the camera angles trying to get the right ones to get the look they want for Obama.

My question is who controls the cameras?  I guess the news orgs don't.

by RichardFlatts 2008-08-28 11:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Serious Question

For McCain, the instruction is

"Give him the Liz Taylor treatment. Lots of vasoline on the lens...."

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-28 12:29PM | 0 recs
Re: Serious Question

Enter McBush
He slowly descends the stair case and with a wild unfocused look in his eyes says:

I'm ready for my close up.

by venician 2008-08-28 02:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Serious Question

Cheney comes out dressed at Kurtz from Apocalypse now:

I've seen horrors... horrors that you've seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that... but you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face... and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies...You have to have men who are moral... and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling... without passion... without judgment... without judgment. Because it's judgment that defeats us.

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-28 03:29PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama's Speech Tonight - Cool Stuff to Look Fo

Before you go too far with this analogy, let's recall that it was a GOP insider who said McCain's campaign has such a bunker mentality that it lacks "only a Luger and a cyanide pill."  So I mean, don't all go growing those little mustaches just yet.

by Steve M 2008-08-28 12:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama's Speech Tonight - Cool Stuff to Look Fo

True, not much of a choice this year.  

Kool aid v. cyanide

by miker2008 2008-08-28 01:14PM | 0 recs
What a novel take on things.

Excellent diary!  Very original, and not in any way identical to today's Republican talking points.

Rec'd.

by Jordache 2008-08-28 01:07PM | 0 recs
Re: What a novel take on things.

Hey, if you want me to say the sky is yellow because the republicans are saying it's blue, that's going a little far isn't it?  

Well I guess not, for those who've taken drug that makes you believe the sky is whatever color The One tells you it is.  

by miker2008 2008-08-28 01:17PM | 0 recs
Re: What a novel take on things.

Actually, I want you to do exactly what you're doing: finding out what the current Republican line of attack is and parroting it completely.  

It's much easier to put you in a box that way.  

by Jordache 2008-08-28 01:26PM | 0 recs
Re: What a novel take on things.

Jordache, something tells me you've been here before but with a different handle????

by venician 2008-08-28 02:58PM | 0 recs

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