Earlier when I came up with original “Why I’m voting or Obama” post, I saw this picture. Over the last few days, I’ve thought more about this picture, and what I think it says about him as a person. This is the same week that Sarah Palin’s $150,000 shopping spree came to light (and a week after umm.. anonymous sources said Michelle Obama ordered Caviar and Champagne at a high end NY hotel, which was false), but it’s not really about that. This is about someone with the ability to wear brand new shoes, but doesn’t see the need to spend the money. Right now this is what our country needs.
Ultimately, it came down to the fact I want to remember this picture. If you’ll read the blog, you’ll see one salient theme – it’s about stuff I care to remember.
This photo came from the same photo essay as earlier. You need to hit “show more images” a few times to get all the photos. It’s great work. The original caption was:
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.