June 28, 2016

Why is Trump's convention stage set done in silver and not his trademark gold?

Politico says "RNC unveils dramatic Trump convention stage" and shows a model of the set, which is aggressively silver, as if to say not gold, which makes sense. It's the Republican National Convention, not the Trump Convention.

16 comments:

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Because winning the nomination is akin to winning the semifinals. Wait until you see the inauguration.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

If that stage set could fold itself back into a giant Japanese robot, that'd be pretty cool.

dwick said...

I swear... Trump has taken up rent-free residence in Althouse's head.

SteveR said...

Any fake Greek shit?

Bob Ellison said...

Am I supposed to answer for asshole Trump until the end of time?

Achilles said...

Ok so this is important. Not like a major report was released on Hillary's utter incompetence in benghazi or anything.

David said...

Is it "Free Silver?"

Hear ye William Jennings Bryan in his cross of gold speech (criticized as blasphemy) at his nominating convention:

We say to you that you have made the definition of a business man too limited in its application. The man who is employed for wages is as much a business man as his employer; the attorney in a country town is as much a business man as the corporation counsel in a great metropolis; the merchant at the cross-roads store is as much a business man as the merchant of New York; the farmer who goes forth in the morning and toils all day, who begins in spring and toils all summer, and who by the application of brain and muscle to the natural resources of the country creates wealth, is as much a business man as the man who goes upon the Board of Trade and bets upon the price of grain; the miners who go down a thousand feet into the earth, or climb two thousand feet upon the cliffs, and bring forth from their hiding places the precious metals to be poured into the channels of trade are as much business men as the few financial magnates who, in a back room, corner the money of the world. We come to speak of this broader class of business men.

There are many parallels between the Bryan-McKinley race and this year. And by the way the Establishment won, though the win did not work out very well for McKinley.

Rhythm and Balls said...

Who cares. No one's going to go see it anyway.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

I think Trump is pivoting his subliminal messaging way from making people think he's going to take the gold medal to accepting that he is going to be settling for the silver. Coincidentally, Scott Adams has found a way out of his prediction that Trump will win in a landslide.

Kate said...

I'll see it. The entire event looks delicious. Showmanship arm-wrestles with hard news. Never-Trumpers act disdainful, or possibly subservient. All those uncomfortable, virtue-signaling GOPers swallow their tongues, unable to decide if they should court the cameras or hide. And Trump, standing on an Oscar-award platform, speechifies to them all. My God, it sounds fabulous.

JAORE said...

And why, oh why did Obama use Greek columns rather than Roman?

Sweet baby gee-buzz there are a lot of folk with too many thought-flies buzzing around in their skulls.

Unknown said...

I'm going to watch it, wouldn't miss seeing the riots ensue when the delegates go rogue.

Unknown said...

http://www.weeklystandard.com/inside-the-latest-effort-to-stop-trump-at-the-convention/article/2003045

The delegate-led effort to stop Donald Trump from receiving the Republican nomination for president continues to grow. That's according to participants in a conference call Sunday evening that coordinated efforts from activists and Republican National Committee delegates who oppose Trump's nomination.

The call, organized by Colorado activists Kendal Unruh and Regina Thomson, featured a variety of updates about the state of the project to use the RNC's rules to stop Trump's upcoming nomination at the convention. The umbrella group, Free the Delegates 2016, argues that a fair reading of party rules and state laws across the country give national convention delegates the ability to "vote their consciences" on the first ballot. The confederation of activists and delegates hope to have influence on both the RNC rules committee as well as the actual convention floor to show the party faithful they have the option to vote how they see fit—and, hopefully, against Trump.


It's going to rival Brexit.

chickelit said...

It's going to rival Brexit.

Well, accept for the fact that Brexit was popular vote with universal suffrage. The RNC vote in Cleveland will be a Brussels-style vote of unelected elites. The rank and file aren't going to vote for Mitt Romney in November (nor for any other lackey they foist). But go ahead and fantasize.

chickelit said...

JAORE said...And why, oh why did Obama use Greek columns rather than Roman?

I thought at the time and continue to think that Obama was deliberately trying to evoke the Lincoln Memorial. Plus, "ionic" is in keeping with Obama's style -- polarizing.

EDH said...

Trump just has to make clear the Stonehenge is 18 feet tall, not 18 inches tall.

I think that the problem *may* have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being *crushed* by a *dwarf*. Alright?

That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.