The Republican Convention’s Video Wall

The new story about how the Republican’s used video of fake soldiers Tuesday night reminds me how many times during Palin’s speech last night it occurred to me how incredibly lame the video images were. They were distracting, too.

The Democrats used their slightly animated generic convention graphics behind all their speakers, images that didn’t in any way attract attention away from the speaker.

Have the Republicans lost their touch in regard to stagecraft?

Lame Stage Set

Is it just me or is the Republican party convention’s set at the Xcel Center really lame in comparison to the incredibly cool one in Denver? It seems to make everything so incredibly distant, whereas the DNC’s wraparound video screens brought everyone close to the stage.

Do visuals like this matter? I dunno!