Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ah, look, an old man in the clouds.

What is that supposed to evoke?

Fortunately, it looks like he's going to comfort and protect us.

And he's going to gaze serenely into the distance as he summons a few graceful fighter jets.

(Via Talking Points Memo.)

UPDATE: Instapundit links to this, and adds:
"HE'S GOING TO COMFORT AND PROTECT US." Well, that's what Presidents are for these days, I guess . . . .


vanderleun said...

Well, at least he'll know when to do it and what to say.

vbspurs said...

The gravitas of experience.


reader_iam said...

That reminds me of beaucoup covers I've seen in certain bookstores, for decades. It's marketing. There's audience. This is marketing to a particular segment, or two. A young man in implied halo is nothing more than the twin son of a different mother.

Why do (how can) so many people distributed more closely to either end of the normal distribution curve prefer the celestial in their candidates, anyway?

So bizarre to me.

tim in vermont said...

Of course the huge numbers of pictures of Obama with a halo are not media hagiography.

Chuck Pelto said...

TO: John Althouse Cohen
RE: Heh

"Fortunately, it looks like he's going to comfort and protect us." -- John Althouse Cohen

Imitation is the highest form of flattery; i.e., not a smart move on the part of the campaign management.

However, in all honestly, I doubt seriously that McCain is going to 'comfort and protect' many of US.

I do like the quote used in the ad,Peace is born of Wisdom. I've found it to be quite true. As the 'wiser' I become—one way or another—the less frazzled I am by the day-to-day events of watching the World going not-so-quietly to Hell.

I guess it has something to do with my Faith.

Sometimes I feel like Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka...."Stop. Don't do that." But not many people seem to be listening. But is that MY problem, if people don't listen to good advice?


[Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, "How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?" -- Proverbs]

Anonymous said...

It looks like he's gone to heaven. Egads.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone recognize the aircraft? I spent 28 years in the USAF and have more than a passing knowledge of aircraft of the U.S. and it's NATO alloes. I can't figure it out even after I blew the cover up.

It's probably minor but fighter jocks (like McCain was) are usually pretty fussy about accuracy when portraying military aircraft.

CMSGT ret.

Anonymous said...

Looks like some kind of poor taste funeral remembrance picture or something.

Patm said...

Obama is also going to comfort and protect us, and give meaning to our lives, besides:

"They want a sense of purpose, a narrative arc to their lives, something that will relieve a chronic loneliness or lift them above the exhausting, relentless toll of daily life. They need an assurance that somebody out there cares about them, is listening to them -- that they are not just destined to travel down a long highway toward nothingness."

Anonymous said...

Better an old man in the clouds than a young man in my wallet...

Ruth Douthitt said...

It looks very WWII...almost like a WWII propaganda poster.


Anonymous said...

Fortunately, it looks like he's going to comfort and protect us.

Indeed. Good thing the opposition isn't running a full-on globe-Messiah on the basis of his pseudo-Socialist projectability. I understand he didn't just pander to both Israeli and Palestinian with the space of about fifteen minutes either.

There's copy of the Obama poster around here someplace -- hard to lose because it glows of its own light.

K T Cat said...

What's the big deal? The guy knows war from both sides, unlike the Obamamessiah who doesn't know a thing. Watching his gobbledygook interview with Katie Couric proved that conclusively.

Peace is born of wisdom? Kind of hard to argue with that. If criticizing a poster like that is the best you can come up with, you might want to go back to that "hope and change" drivel.

John Althouse Cohen said...

Barleycorn, patm, Anonymous at 1:06 pm, and KT Cat:

That's the point.

Chuck Pelto said...

RE: The Aircraft!

"It's probably minor but fighter jocks (like McCain was) are usually pretty fussy about accuracy when portraying military aircraft." -- CMSGT ret.

I don't recognize them. And I'm infantry, raised Air Force. One would think that I'd be able to recognize friend from foe. But these 'birds? Who knows! The only way I could guess would be if they went into an attack vector on my position. [Note: God knows I've seen ENOUGH 'friendlies' do such a thing.]

Maybe they're something from the Skunk Works that we haven't heard of yet?


[Big sky. Little bullets. -- Credo and Prayer of USAF Close Air Support]

Nomennovum said...

Elect John McCain because jet fighters fly out of his cranium.

Minicapt said...

For a close approximation: