I know I've promised a new "On My Hard Drive", and it's almost done, but I just wanted to throw in a quick thought here.
Over the weekend, Caroline Kennedy endorsed Obama for president, along with Uncle Ted yesterday.
This isn't the first time Obama's name has come up in the same sentence with the Kennedy name. It's been a subtext comparison for a while now, and I have to say - one can only hope that an Obama presidency will be as able as the Kennedy one to motivate and inspire, and if Obama's way with the press, and with public speaking is any indication, that hope might be well founded. Every time I hear him speak, I am moved, deep down. Hopefully it's more than just talk.
We hope. From a design perspective, his campaign seems very aware of the young vote, called the Post-Selma Generation by the press these days. You can see some of the design here.
While good design and speaking well don't make a president (I mean seriously, look at the illiterate fool we "elected", TWICE), it's nice to see some awareness of the younger, more hip voters.
Check out some of his posters.
We (I) certainly hope we end up with someone who can truly motivate a country with self-confidence, and the ability to string some words together coherently.