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.”