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Shoes of a Community Organiser

Telling Thoughts

Having seen the outrage expressed after learning that the McCain campaign used donated funds to spend $150.000 on Sarah Palin’s outfits, my first thought after seeing this photo of Barack Obama was, “hang on a minute, these are the shoes of a community organiser” and I smiled. The shoes say it all.

John McCain wears imported shoes which cost $ 500 a pair. Obama’s  shoes promise to take him into the history books. They are far too big for John McCain to fill.

The photo courtesy of Daily Kos shows Barack taking calls during an interval between events. When he realised the photographer had taken a picture of his worn shoes he mentioned they had already been resoled.

Go Obama / Biden


Daily Kos: “Senator Obama was doing press interviews by telephone in a holding room between events. Sometime later as he was getting ready to begin his event, he asked me if I was photographing his shoes. When I said yes, he told me that he had already had them resoled once since he entered the race a year earlier. Providence, R.I., 3/1/2008.”


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  1. John, I hope this isn’t going to end up like the last candidate that was photographed like this. There is a famous pic of Adli Stevenson in the same pose. He also was a much smarter man than his opponent who was by the way a war hero.

    Posted by Doug MacKenzie | October 26, 2008, 2:07 am