Obama campaign banners at the Western wall

Posted by: ST on July 23, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Have ya’ll ever seen anything like this before?

Caption: Supporters of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) stand behind banners printed with his name in Hebrew as they wait for his arrival at the Western wall in Jerusalem July 23, 2008.REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Whether or not they were “official” or not (and knowing the Obama campaign, they probably were official), someone from the campaign should have removed the dang things.  The Western wall is not a place for a political campaign advertisement, for crying outloud, let alone the display of the idol-like image of the candidate’s face!

Sheesh!

Short story here.

Update: Here’s what Drudge has up about Obama’s visit to the Western wall:

OBAMA VISITS WESTERN WALL IN OLD CITY JERUSALEM… ARRIVES AT 5:08 AM LOCAL TIME [10:08 PM ET]… SUNRISE… SHOUTING MAN: ‘JERUSALEM IS NOT FOR SALE, OBAMA’… MOB SCENE… CHAOS… BOWING HIS HEAD IN PRAYER… PLACES NOTE IN WALL… POSES FOR PHOTOS… LOTS OF SHOUTING… LEAVES 5:20 AM… DEVELOPING…

I’m serious – watching all this imagery, seeing him act like he’s already a head of state? It’s just not right.

Thur AM Update: Here’s video of Obama visiting the wall.  What a complete spectacle.

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    1. I’m serious – watching all this imagery, seeing him act like he’s already a head of state? It’s just not right.

      Mark my words, his egotism will backfire on him big-time come election day. [-(

    2. Great White Rat says:

      I’m serious – watching all this imagery, seeing him act like he’s already a head of state? It’s just not right.

      No, but that’s exactly the point. These moves are all designed to give him the aura of incumbency, especially where foreign affairs are concerned. The idea is that if voters see images like this often enough, subconsciously they’ll think he’s already a smashing success as a diplomat, so why not (re-)elect him? And you’d better believe we will be seeing those images from now till November. Those photo-ops are the only way he can compete with McCain on that front.

      Obama and his handlers may think he’s the Chosen One, but all this says to me is that he has delusions of adequacy.

    3. benning says:

      Obama is surely the most ego-centric, tone-deaf politician we’ve seen in a good long time. Amazing!

      Also rather scary.:o

    4. Don L says:

      With all this presidential seal,haloed pictures and ultra-narcisstic stuff, isn’t it time we started using the “M” word? Meglamania.

    5. doug in Colorado says:

      It’s Megalomania, Don…but you’re heart’s in the right place. The posters for the upcoming speech in the Tiergarten in Germany are truly scary…Heil, Obama, Fuhrer fur Amerika und Die Welt.

      The Farce is Strong with this one.

      The Cult of Personality is an amazing, terrifying thing to watch…like Lenin, or Hitler, it isn’t what he says, it’s his personal magnetism (and the fact that they don’t know what he really stands for, so can project their fondest hopes onto him) that draws the ignorant crowd and makes them do his bidding.