It looks like Barack Obama is going to go full blown “Pink Floyd live in Athens” (a “Barack Opera” if you will) for tonight’s massive coronation. This guy is getting so self-aggrandizing and flashy that even Neon Deion Sanders might tell him to take it down a notch:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.

“Iliad you can believe in.”

Is the Greek ‘god’ we’re watching Apollo, or Hermes? You decide.

Actually the set is created to look like the White House in close-up shots. The fact that it’s constructed from plywood will do nothing but reinforce the “kid playing White House” feel many people get when they watch Obama. I wonder if he’ll have his fake presidential seal up for all to see — the one that made him look like a child playing behind daddy’s podium.

In spite of the thunderous response he’ll get tonight, I think he’s shooting himself in the foot over and over again with this kind of stuff. The problem is that if enough people vote for him, those shots will ricochet off his shoes, off the phony cardboard set and right into our wallets like a socialist magic bullet.

Update:

Oh my… a week in the delusional “land of make believe” continues:

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association reports that OOIDA member Donald Snare of Gainesville, Georgia, safely delivered “his oversized cargo consisting of a full-scale replica of the fuselage of Air Force One” to Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, the site of the Democratic National Convention, on August 19, 2008.

Here are some pictures and a short video. It even comes complete with a pretend “nuclear football” and everything! Neato!

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Update II: Peggy Noonan on Obama’s Invesco speech risk: It has every possibility of looking like a Nuremberg rally

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