TIME examines an array of stages at conventions from 1868 to present, where evolutions in technology, fashion and architecture have all played a role in how a candidate is portrayed.
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Reagan has a legacy so distorted by the Conservative
idolization of him that we may never have a clear picture of the real man behind
the television set beyond the elaborate myth now concocted around him. Did he really rid the world of commie
scum? Did destroy or save our
economy? Check out my portrait of The
Gipper and help me figure it out on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...
with some Cold War Hollywood!
A bit if misinformation presented in the slideshow; someone ought to fact check before publishing! Interesting that both Reagan and Obama, based on pictures, had very presidential looking stages. This year's looks as fractured and chaotic as the GOP seems to be, am waiting to see how the Dem's stage looks.
Dole wasn't the nominee in '76, FORD was the nominee ... that's why he's standing at the podium. Who wrote this article, Alfred E. Newmann?
George H.W. Bush was re-elected? Um, I think you need to recheck that history book. He lost to Clinton in the '92 election.
Picture 7, 1992 GOP convention: "Reagan was speaking in support of the nomination of George H.W. Bush, who was reelected."