August 28th, 2008
08:50 PM ET
6 years ago

The columns...it's all a bit much, say conservatives

The stage is set for Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democrats' 2008 presidential nominee.
The stage is set for Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democrats' 2008 presidential nominee.

(CNN) - The Temple of Obama. Barackopolis. Egobama.

The descriptions of the transformation of Denver's Invesco Field peppered the Republican blogosphere hours before Barack Obama was set to address a dancing, jubilant crowd of 76,000 supporters on the Democratic National Convention's final night.

Designed by Emmy Award-winning entertainment behemoths, the set has spectacular columns, concert lighting, JumboTrons and rising royal blue circular stairs - an arena where warm-up acts such Will.i.am and Sheryl Crow looked right at home. Stevie Wonder led the crowd in a sing-a-long, "Bah-hah-rack-O-bama!"

Watch: GOP calling Obama's stage 'Barackopolis'

The conservative online magazine The American Thinker remarked that the stage made use of the "basic stagecraft of visual illusion."

"He has 300 foreign policy advisers - and for his convention speech, a football stadium equipped with a movie set that looks like a Greek temple," nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh wrote on his blog Thursday. "He claims to be the one that 'we have been waiting for,' and he can lower the seas and promise and deliver universal love simply by showing up."

"The polls are overestimating Obama, just as he is overestimating himself," Limbaugh said.

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soundoff (127 Responses)
  1. OH PUH-LEASE!

    Columns?!?!?! 2 wars, lousy healthcare, education is suffereing, and too many other problems to count and they are gong on about COLUMNS?!?!?! Give me a break.

    August 29, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  2. MikeH

    Rush Limbaugh has escaped prosecution for going to several doctors to obtain Oxycontin prescriptions only because Republicans have protected him.

    Limbaugh is a practicing drug addict, and is a disgusting fatbody. He is the quintessential Republican.

    August 29, 2008 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
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