To me, it is a brilliant move and clear symbolism to evoke memories of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln. The imagery communicates a message that the majority of Americans reflect on positively.
I look forward to the speech.
What’s wrong with trying to replicate images that all American’s hold dear like that of the Lincoln Memorial? Am I the only one this makes sense too? Perhaps, it’s just that every move Sen. Obama makes is criticized because it’s new? Because it goes against conventional wisdom? Recent history will indicate the Obama team has set new lessons for all leaders–particularly in coalition building, use of new media, and branding.