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McCain-Palin vs. Barack Obama
Wasn't there a number two on the Democratic ticket?
The McCain store is selling stickers and buttons, seen at right (click for larger image), for the newly announced 2008 GOP ticket. Sharp, eh? I especially note the fact that McCain and Palin’s names are in the same font and the same color, representing their team attitude with regard to the campaign. The only thing that differentiates them is vertical positioning — as the presidential nominee, McCain’s name is above his running mate’s.
Now, contrast that with the Obama-Biden logo seen at left (pulled in from the top left corner of Obama’s web site; see below for why I had to go there to get it).
As we’ve chronicled before, Barack Obama seemed to seriously resent the fact that he had to pick a running mate at all (Erick called him “Constitutionally-required window dressing”) — and, when he finally settled on Joe Biden (someone whose 36 years in the Senate made Obama’s attempts to continue a “Bringing Change from Without Washington” theme for his campaign a laughingstock), he had the elder statesman’s name tacked on to the bottom of his stickers in a blend-in-with-the-background-like-an-afterthought shade of blue, in part to ensure the focus of this campaign remained squarely where he wanted it: on himself.
You can hit the McCain campaign store at http://store.johnmccain.com/ to get a McCain-Palin sticker or button for yourself. Likewise, you can hit http://store.barackobama.com/ to pick up an Obama-and-Afterthought stick…..wait.
Wait, wait, wait.
Where’s the Biden?
Wow. Just wow. I mean, I knew Obama was in this entirely for himself, but you’d think he’d have room somewhere for a piece of paraphernalia with his running mate’s name on it — like, you know, a sticker or something, right?
I guess not. So…it’s the GOP team of rugged individuals against the ambitious Individual Himself, who wants to take your money to pay for votes through promised handouts.
Credit to Obama, I suppose, for having the cojones to make it so obvious.