Just what are they trying to say?

I took the long way home yesterday, and noticed in various yards a new crop of Obama/Biden signs. The first few weren’t any big deal — one name over the other, just like you’d expect — but there were some mutants in the bunch, sporting a variation in the color scheme. As always, Obama’s name is printed on a blue background; but on the mutant signs, Biden’s name is printed on a white background.

Now I can’t imagine any reason why Team Obama might be trying to hint that “Hey, we’ve got a white guy!” But what other explanation is there? Anyone? Bueller?


  1. Brad »

    2 October 2008 · 1:32 pm

    Cynical much?

  2. CGHill »

    2 October 2008 · 2:06 pm

    And becoming more so.

  3. fillyjonk »

    2 October 2008 · 3:11 pm

    Maybe they’re just trying to appeal to Astigmatic-Americans.

    I know light type on a dark background can drive me crazy…

  4. CGHill »

    2 October 2008 · 7:32 pm

    I’m a bit on the squinty side, and I didn’t have any trouble with the canonical white-on-blue Obama/Biden signs; they’re even fairly easily distinguishable from the canonical white-on-blue McCain/Palin signs, of which there are a lot fewer along this route.

  5. Dr Weevil »

    2 October 2008 · 9:55 pm

    Since my website isn’t working at the moment and it seems important and mildly pertinent:

    Here in the southern Shenandoah Valley I see quite a few Obama – Warner – Rasoul signs in the city (Mark Warner and Sam Rasoul being the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and House) and quite a few signs for McCain, Gilmore, and Goodlatte, their respective opponents, but out in the country the farms all have either Warner – Rasoul signs with no mention of Obama, or McCain/Palin signs with no mention of Gilmore or Goodlatte. An odd discrepancy.

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