Barack’s well-oiled machine rolls on

Aug 30th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

Geoff Elliott: “America, this is not a time for small plans.” Yes, well clearly. Barack Obama was speaking in front of a stadium packed to the rafters in an acceptance speech for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, the likes of which the US has never seen.

An elaborate set evoking images of the West Wing, hi-tech video displays and a formidable security presence put this on a scale that easily trumped the last time a presidential candidate accepted a nomination in a big stadium setting. That was 1960 when John F. Kennedy claimed the prize in Los Angeles.

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