Republican National Convention Day 2 – notable images

September 3, 2008


President Bush was unable to attend the RNC as originally planned, but instead he appears much larger than life on the huge screen addressing the convention live from the White House while first lady Laura Bush walks accross the stage at left.

Caption: U.S. first lady Laura Bush leaves the stage after introducing her husband, President George W. Bush, who spoke from the White House via satellite on a big screen to the 2008 Republican National Convention, in St Paul, Minnesota September 2, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Segar


Sen. McCain’s military service is no secret to the country and his campaign, and here the use of the large screen and impact of a familiar image of McCain as a POW, work to illustrate his service while former Sen. Fred Thompson speaks.

Caption: Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) speaks, with a picture of Republican presidential nominee John McCain behind him, at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St Paul, Minnesota, September 2, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Segar


A simple yet eye-catching image of a demonstrator’s fist with blurred police in riot gear has lots of impact without showing violence or chaos.  With more depth of field this image would have had a very different feeling and may not have been nearly as effective.

Caption: A demonstrator raises his fist in protest in front of lines of riot police during protests that turned violent outside the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, September 2, 2008. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj


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Why wasn’t there any coverage of the RNC 2008 (tues evening) riots in the news the following day (today, 9/3). This is news. People should be aware that this happened. It is the respnsibility of the media to post the news, not edit it and decide what the general public should have access to. Is this not considered a story? I saw it live on tv immediately following the end of the Tuesday evening portion of the convention, yet when I mentioned it to people the next day — they didn’t know what I was referring to! What possible reason is there for this? I find it appauling.

Posted by kay | Report as abusive

The prenancy of Palin’s teenage daughter is a LOUD example that “abstinence-only” programs clearly do not work. They are out-of-touch with reality because when hormones begin raging, most teens will have sex. Maybe not all will, but most will.

Posted by Adelaide Eldridge | Report as abusive

The use of a large screen to portray leadership is an interesting approach at the convention. It definitely stands out. The picture of the protester does convey a lot of emotion in such a still setting.

Posted by LB | Report as abusive

I am so disgusted by the Republicans and how they are attacking Obama. Palinis just an idiot who thinks she’s a goody-two-shoes to get everyone’s vote. Her speech was about attacking Obama. She has a 17-year old daughter who is pregnant and do you see Obama talking trash about that? I don’t think so. And the 9/11 video showed at the convention was just a scam to get everyone scared and to get everyone to think that McCain will be there for us he will fight! The Republicans are complete idiots. As a Christian, I’m for Obama.

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