Isabel Wilkinson’s entry at Huffington Put up again on July thirtieth had all the built-in footwork to reveal McCain, with his pricey Ferragamos, as the real elitist within the presidential race. Still, many readers questioned whether concentrating on $520 loafers was sinking too far beneath the belt.
Coming from the candidate who referred to as for a excessive-minded campaign, then virtually immediately kicked off a shallow and steady string of character assaults, however, McCain has particularly determined that privilege and elitism would turn into central themes on this election combat.
Given that context, this non-public jet provides one of the best background I could think of for McCain’s elite footwear. Taken in April ’07, this image from the first season highlights some extent — about a month after McCain stopped using Cindy’s Cessna Quotation just about free of charge — when the media began giving him some heat for it.
Just like Cheney wearing those beat up loafers on a diplomatic journey to the Center East, the main focus right here just isn’t style, however — it’s character. And with that in thoughts, the fast and finest comparison to McCain will not be Adlai Stevenson, but his projective target, Barack Obama.
This shot of Obama might be talking to frugality or inordinate attachment or simply priorities positioned elsewhere, however in contrast to his effectively-heeled opponent, movie star style and ostentatious wealth isn’t what immediately involves mind.
(image 1: Stephan Savoia/AP. White Plains, N.Y. April 23, 2007. picture 2: Callie Shell/TIME. March 1, 2008.