Embroidery for Obama

Posted by Katherine | Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Miss_glass from Oakland, California, worked diligently "around the clock" for almost two weeks to create this embroidery. Even while camping. She submitted it to the Manifest Hope exhibit of Obama art that's showing in Denver next week during the Democratic convention. Miss_glass doesn't think she'll win, but she deserves some ...

Leaping for Obama

Posted by Katherine | Monday, August 11th, 2008

On the Leap Day of this Leap Year, Paul McRae, well, leapt. For Obama. Outside the "Hope" mural (inspired by Shepard Fairey's poster) on the wall of the Obama headquarters in Houston, Texas. (Thanks, Ann Raber.) [Delta Niner / Flickr] Click here to see Paul reclining after the leaping.

South Asian American Youth

Posted by Katherine | Monday, August 11th, 2008

Bobby Jindal on Fox [Maitri Venkat-Ramani / Flickr] Ravi is an 18-year-old guest blogger at the South Asian American group blog Sepia Mutiny. He'll be at the Democratic convention and is gearing up for it by thinking about the healthy desi youth interest in this election (hat tip to volunteer curator ...

Obama Distorts McCain

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 31st, 2008

While on the topic of negative campaigning, here's another sharp video calling Obama on the way he distorted McCain's willingness to keep Americans in Iraq for 100 years or so. Obama (and, to be fair, Clinton) claimed McCain wanted to continue waging war for 100 years; McCain's comment pretty clearly ...

Obama for Obama in Obama

Posted by Katherine | Monday, July 28th, 2008

In the town of Obama in Fukui Prefecture in Japan, there's a group called "Obama for Obama." And Obama for Obama in Obama has a special song, recorded here by undochu (thanks, Sarolta Cump): That little kid totally caught some air at the end.

The Republican Youth Vote

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Many young Republicans appear concerned that their ranks are thinning. Not so Ian Gallagher, UVA student and intern at the university's Center for Politics. He rallied support for McCain during the Virgina primary, and he's not giving up on his generation. He thinks Republican values and votes are there among ...

Candidates as Marilyn Monroe

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

In some of the odder candidate street art, here are Obama, Clinton, and McCain as Marilyn Monroe, Warhol-style. Catherine from Hollywood, California, took the picture. [catheadsix / Flickr] What is this saying? That they're all actors? That they're all -- or aim be -- as American as the stars & stripes and ...

Campaign Film Noir

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Illicit passion. Campaign jealousies. Noir intrigue. It's all there in Zach Gildersleeve's clever machinima film about McCain and Clinton. Gildersleeve just finished a computer-graphics degree at the University of Utah's School of Computing, where he made the film in his final semester. He also has a background in media production ...

Campaign HQs in Second Life

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

If you're a political junkie and you spend your days in Second Life, don't worry: you're only a few clicks away from your favorite candidate's headquarters. Sophia Yates recently filmed her tour of the Clinton, Obama, and McCain camps. The video is a tad long, but it's too trippy to ...

Obama Graffiti: A Misquote

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, June 26th, 2008

James Mills found this photograph. Eric Adolff (aka Buzz Killington) -- failed musician turned graffiti hunter -- took it in Denver. At first view it's just another example of great Obama street art. If you look a little more closely, though, you'll notice that the quotation isn't what Obama ...

Candidates as Marionettes

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, June 26th, 2008

This one is a puzzle. Ruben Carbajal, a writer in Brooklyn, NY, took the photo a few weeks after the primaries started. I love the fact that the poster references a specific neighborhood and is on a mailbox, but who controls Obama, Edwards, Clinton, and Giuliani's marionette strings? Is the ...

Blogging and Vlogging the Campaign

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, June 19th, 2008

[Mr. Wright / Flickr] This is a brief step back to the meta: a look at webby aspects of the campaign. Abhi lives in North Dakota. He reminisced recently that the 2004 Democratic National Convention inspired him to create Sepia Mutiny, a South Asian American group blog. This is part of the ...

Obama with Pals in Windows

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, June 19th, 2008

I've been waiting for the right moment to feature this photo of Obama and the Orange Monster, but oddly enough there hasn't been a relevant news peg. Paired with the second photo, though, it might be the start of a series: Obama with pals in windows. Steve Portigal is a design ...

Puerto Rico Democratic Primary

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 30th, 2008

Up for grabs on Sunday: the 63 Democratic delegates from Puerto Rico. Eliina from Chicago just spent a long weekend in San Juan with her boyfriend Josh. In addition to waterfalls and local vistas, they sampled some of the primary build-up. This poster, for example, in the window of the ...

Obama Peeps

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 30th, 2008

This genius composition by victoriabernal needs minimal introduction: There are some pink rabbit peeps who live in Los Angeles. They like Obama. (James Mills found them.) [victoriabernal / Flickr] You may disagree with the peeps's politics, but in most ways they're just like you and me: They make coffee. (Sometimes it turns ...

Obama Graffiti in Bay Area

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Even if you're an Obamamaniac, the angel wings in this photo may seem a little over the top -- but the graffiti is on an old sewage drain, so maybe that balances things out. However you read it, it's a great picture, no? PixelHoundSF took it somewhere in the Bay ...

Toddler for Obama

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

A light palate cleanser between between heavier offerings: via Sue Salinger, a toddler speaks her political mind: [asaaaaad / Vimeo.] Hard to come up with a punchline after that one.

West Virginia Democratic Primary

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

It seems that a Clinton victory in West Virginia today may be a foregone conclusion. In a completely unscientific survey, there are certainly more Hillary signs than Obama signs in this picture from Shepherdstown, WV, taken by Marylander Pang Tubhirun (hat tip to Misa Dayson): [pangalang / Flickr] It looks like the ...

Vote and Be Heard

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 9th, 2008

[Dean Terry / Flickr] Beth Martin Birky teaches women's studies and English at Goshen College in Indiana. She recalls vividly her sixth-grade entree into electoral politics: "I remember my first voting booth: a cardboard refrigerator box in the hallway of Oak Street Elementary school in Orrville, Ohio." Birky's been a dedicated ...

Where’s Abortion?

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Emily Green, a University of Michigan College Democrat, wonders why abortion has been a sleeper issue so far in Campaign 08 (via Larissa Zhou): It fascinates me that in one of the most polarizing, controversial, and highly contested elections of the past 30 years, that one of the most polarizing, controversial, ...