Romney Campaign Works Feverishly to Project Relaxed Image

The Romney campaign wants the main stage for the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., to convey warmth and openness.

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14 Responses:

  1. Adam says:

    They need to fix their time sync to be truly relaxed.

    • jwz says:

      I think their lackadaisical approach to sync, while still deciding to display seconds, does demonstrate a certain amount of slack.

      • Injector says:

        Those aren't seconds, but frames. If you notice the ones at the top are 17, but the ones at the bottom are 18. It's entirely possible that a frame (1/30th of a second) elapsed while the shutter was rolling down.

        • crowding says:

          More likely just down to how much buffering each device does, with the projectors running a little behind the standalone monitors.

    • Andrew says:

      Nothing says down home Americana values quite like a test pattern

    • Jon Konrath says:

      It's OK - when those monitors are legitimately viewed, they'll shut themselves down.

    • Jeremy Leader says:

      "The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed."

  2. Mike says:

    I can't believe Nam June Paik rose from the dead and is voting for Romney.

  3. jope says:

    Warmth is what the beast craves. Hrr hrr.

  4. Those fancy Republicans and their cable TV. And this is just the primary. Come the real deal, Obama's gonna be facing satellite.

  5. pavel_lishin says:

    Nobody's photoshopped "OBEY" onto the screens yet?

  6. Christian Vogel says:

    Just the fact that this pompous stage is compared to someones living room should tell you about the pecuniary circumstances of Mr. Romney :-).

    The most ambitious element of stagecraft, however, will be the podium — which features 13 different video screens — the largest about 29 feet by 12 feet, the smallest about 8 feet by 8 feet and movable. All the screens will be framed in dark wood.

    “Even the frames are designed to give it a sense that you’re not looking at a stage, you’re looking into someone’s living room,” said Russ Schriefer, one of Mr. Romney’s senior advisers who is running the convention planning for the campaign.

  7. DC Dan says:

    Would someone with Photoshop skills please, please make this image into an animated gif with a Dali Clock treatment.