So I thought August would be a quiet month for magazines with Barack on the cover. Not so. And I wonder why so few have McCain – and most of the ones that do also have Barack.
Most of them haven’t excited me enough to even read them! There was a Time Special Report on August 13, with Barack and McCain on the cover. The pictures looked airbrushed – John’s to make him look smoother / younger, and Barack’s to make him look blacker. Very weird. Then Time’s convention issue on September 1 – The Five Faces of Barack Obama. I might read it sometime – but the article titles just seemed to me to miss the whole point, and to focus on problems, not promise.
The Atlantic’s special election issue, September 2008, was about The Orator vs. The Warrior: Who Will Win? Who’s the Real Unifier? – The Debate Preview. It just made me tired. The last one I found during my magazine racks cruise was The American Interest, September / October issue. A magazine where the point of view is hard to tell, but seems progressive and global.
Somehow it seems to be just talk! talk! talk! Doesn’t anyone get the real issues here? And the global shift we’re experiencing? Evidently not, since all we’re talking about are the details, the differences, the negativity, the frivolous.
Luckily, I trust us Obama supporters. We get it. And we’re just going about our business of electing our partner to the presidency.