What is it about Obama and columns?

Dr. Freud, can a column sometimes be just a column?

It started way back when


at least as far back as Harvard.

Small columns adorn the front of my house


on Chicago’s south side.

And yet, I keep dreaming about bigger ones.

I took my campaign to Berlin; guess where I ended up?


I don’t find Middle East politics particularly sexy, but

And to humbly accept my party’s nomination at the convention in Denver, I erected 


The Washington Post got close enough to see they were made of drywall and laminated plywood.  I will etch in stone that as President, I’ll be more solid and honest.  

Doc, do you think I like these things because like them I’m tall and thin?   

I figured I liked them because columns connote strength, and democracy


and exactly what I’m hoping for – victory!



Dr. Freud, is that why we have yet to have a female president?

Grow up, I’m interested in how columns project Humanism 


Like these, copied from the Erechtheum on Athens’ Acropolis. These ladies call out to me from the Museum of Science and Industry on the south side of Chicago, a major monument, just a few blocks where I live. For now.  Until

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architecture

5 Responses to “What is it about Obama and columns?”

  1. Pete Says:

    Clearly, he’s phallo-rific!

  2. Crux Says:

    I saw this post hours before I went to the Springsteen/Obama rally in Philadelphia on the Parkway. Usually for these kind of outdoor events (4th of July, other big concerts, etc..) the stage is set up at the base of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a beautiful kasota stone structure that effectively ends the diagonal of the Parkway as is radiates out from the city center.

    The Obama people set up the stage at the opposite end of the Parkway – between two pillars that flank this wide boulevard, a civil war monument that framed all of the shots of Bruce. Reminded me of your post….thanks for the Obama columnar continuum…

  3. Crux Says:

    I saw this post hours before I went to the Springsteen/Obama rally in Philadelphia on the Parkway. Usually for these kind of outdoor events (4th of July, other big concerts, etc..) the stage is set up at the base of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a beautiful kasota stone structure that effectively ends the diagonal of the Parkway as is radiates out from the city center.

    The Obama people set up the stage at the opposite end of the Parkway – between two pillars that flank this wide boulevard, a civil war monument that framed all of the shots of Bruce. Reminded me of your post….thanks for the Obama columnar continuum…

  4. Edward Lifson Says:

    Hello Crux,
    Very nicely written. Any photos of the Philadelphia event? I’ll post them. Let’s keep an eye out on this. -Edward

  5. Edward Lifson Says:

    Hello Crux,
    Very nicely written. Any photos of the Philadelphia event? I’ll post them. Let’s keep an eye out on this. -Edward

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