The Inaugural Parade

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Barry S says he might be the guy you see wandering around DC with "a camera the size of a Mini Cooper and lens that looks like a brass canon." That equipment could explain how he got this great shot of the inaugural parade. The men appear to be a ...

Watching the VP Debate

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Since the vice-presidential debate was so widely watched, it seems worth noting how a few of the roughly 70 million viewers did it. Gary Ku lives in New Haven, likes avocados, and made a poster for a VP-debate party at his friend Jerome's. His graphic suggests he was handicapping the debate ...

Vice Presidential Debate

Posted by Katherine | Sunday, October 5th, 2008

[Bright_Star / Flickr] If you weren't among the 70 million or so who watched the blockbuster VP debate live (not counting those who streamed it), you can see or read it here. By all accounts the night was primarily a referendum on Sarah Palin, so these comments focus largely on her: The ...

Sarah Palin’s Convention Speech

Posted by Katherine | Friday, September 5th, 2008

[Tom LeGro, NewsHour / Flickr] There were lots of favorable headlines in the mainstream media about Sarah Palin's convention speech. Here, from the blogosphere, is some of that same feeling as well as some edge. Jeff from Elk Grove, California, is going to vote for Obama, but he thought Palin nailed her ...

The Bidens at the Convention

Posted by Katherine | Saturday, August 30th, 2008

[talkradionews / Flickr] We didn't come across anything superquotable on Joe Biden's convention speech in a first pass at Google Blog Search, but what we have is here, and we'll add to the list if we find more. Lots of people seemed to be 'fessing up online, though, that his son ...

Biden Takes a Bite

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Biden speaking in Springfield [aka Kath / Flickr] McCain is now ahead of Obama in the national polls, and one of Joe Biden's new roles -- at least judging by his Springfield speech -- is to play bad cop to counter McCain's recent offensive. Mary, who lives "in a Blue State, in ...

Obama and Lincoln

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Obama introduced Joe Biden as his running mate at Springfield's Old State Capitol, the same place he declared his candidacy in February 2007 -- the spot where Abraham Lincoln gave his "House Divided" speech. Obama referred to Lincoln liberally during his 07 announcement and counts him as a political hero. ...

Obama and Biden in Springfield

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

These two photographs show Obama and Biden onstage at their VP-announcement rally. Race has obviously been in the subtext and the overt conversation about Campaign 08, so what I like about this juxtaposition is the white hand waving at Barack and the black hand giving Joe a victory sign. The ...

Springfield’s Old State Capitol

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Just because it's a cool photo. It's a reflection of Springfield's Old State Capitol, where Obama introduced Biden as his running mate over the weekend. John Kannenberg took it. He's a visual and sound artist who "creates quietly reflective works [...] that blur the boundaries between intention and accident" -- ...

Springfield Security

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

A surprising number of people documented the rooftop and ground-level security at Springfield's Obama-Biden rally. From aspiring photographer Erin, who lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, here's what looks like the spotter half of a sniper team: [Eyes Azure / Flickr] Ariana de Chicago recorded a security checkpoint: [Ariana de Chicago / Flickr] What do you ...

Crowd in Springfield, Illinois

Posted by Katherine | Monday, August 25th, 2008

Flickr is amazing sometimes. Today we found great shots of Saturday's first Obama-Biden rally in Springfield, Illinois. Lots of citizens with a good eye wielding cameras out there. This photo by Bradjward is a quick preview; we'll feature more tomorrow. It shows part of the 35,000-strong crowd in front of ...

VP Predictions

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

DrBombay1559 from the US Virgin Islands wants to start a political blog, and this video is a test run. Don't let the blurry scratchy quality deter you -- his commentary/prediction about VP candidates is interesting. (Hat tip to James Mills.) And just in time, too, because it looks like ...