Tags: barackobama, John McCain, Obama, Politics of the United States, President of the United States, United States, United States Masters Swimming, USMS
A chlorinated Obama? Do explain…Readers of this blog will recognize the subject map above: a set of concerns that occupy territory outside the traditional realms of art history, but which are fundamentally engaged with visual-cultural material with a base in cartooning and illustration, including the professional cultures of same.
United States Masters Swimming [USMS] sanctions all sorts of competitions all over the country, which are organized at the local and regional level. The Illinois Masters Swimming Association [ILMSA] is getting all sorts of grief about the shirts which they prescribed for the event. ILMSA sanctioned the event but did not approve the shirt, which has been taken as a political statement of endorsement of Senator Obama’s candidacy for President. The apolitical nature of sport is taken very seriously by some, and I agree, although I tend to think that this was more a cultural statement more than a political one. :
The shirt trades on the famous print image of Obama by Shephard Fairey.
Tags: Assassination, kill, Obama, plot to kill
Tags: Obama, Powell
Democrat Barack Obama won the support of former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday and announced he raised a record $150 million last month, dealing a double blow to rival John McCain‘s presidential campaign.
McCain, despite trailing in opinion polls and fundraising, said he still expects to win the November 4 election and could sense “things are heading our way.”
Powell, who served several Republican presidents including George W. Bush as his first secretary of state, said either candidate would make a good president but he was critical of McCain’s uncertainty on how to deal with the economic crisis.
Powell, who in the past was mentioned as possibly the first black U.S. president, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” he backed Obama “because of his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he’s reaching out all across America, because of who he is.”