Reading that post and seeing all this art influenced by Barack Obama was a little surreal. Or at least I imagine it would be to him. The art is all pretty amazing and seeing all of it together is inspiring, no doubt:
from Time Magazine online
photos by crazywanda on flickr ,unless otherwise noted
There was art putting him next to Ghandi, the Dalai Lama, MLK and
President Lincoln and but he hasn’t done anything exceptionally great yet besides get elected president. I’m sure that required a lot of work but still if he just stopped now, it wouldn’t be anything worth putting in the books.
Maybe I’m missing something? Maybe it’s because he represents something different from what we’ve had all these years. You know, change. So maybe this movement is just using him/this as a posterboy for changes that we the people have made and/or are going to make. Why is this different? It seems just the same to me. Is it because we are so, so sick of Bush that Barack Obama is mind blowingly great? Is it because America has just elected our first half African American president and this shows that we are changing? (even though it’s like we’re saying “hey look, race is not an issue… LOOK! I SAID LOOK AT IT! WE DON’T CARE ABOUT RACE!” /will ferrell voice)
I expect great things from President-elect Obama, I think he will need to achieve great things if he wants to get re-elected. I just want to wait and see if he’s really as great as everyone else thinks he is. I admit I didn’t vote for him but I do think he’s a good candidate. I’m glad he’s giving everyone so much hope for the future of the country and hope for a lot of changes for the better. Maybe he will deserve to have a national monument named after him when he’s done in office, but he hasn’t done anything just yet, except maybe make an amazing branding case study.