01 March 2008

Poetry v. Prose

Via the Times:

To deal with the geographic demands of two diverse states, Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama were relying on surrogates to carry their message. For Mrs. Clinton, it was Richard A. Gephardt, the former House Democratic leader from Missouri, who was a longtime opponent of trade deals like Nafta and was campaigning in the blue-collar Mahoning Valley.

For Mr. Obama, it was Arcade Fire, the popular indie-rock group who announced they would perform for Mr. Obama at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville on Sunday. Nelsonville is not far from Ohio University and many of the younger voters that Mr. Obama seeks.
Metaphor for a nomination campaign? Stacking up the Dick Gephardt of the infamous Rose Garden moment against L'Arcade Fire, I know who I'd vote for.

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