Campaign Street Team Takes a Lunch Break

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Dan 10things spotted these Obama volunteers taking a lunch break earlier today in Seattle. With their sign. [dan10things / Flickr] Polls in Washington state will be open for another couple of hours.

Confusing McCain/Palin Sign En Route to Dover Speedway

Posted by Katherine | Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Brendan Greeley lives in his hometown of Annapolis, Maryland, and works as multimedia editor for The Economist. He and his wife Beth like karaoke. Loud karaoke. I know this because, full disclosure, the Greeleys are friends. Last month, Brendan went to a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway in ...

Halloween Election Humor

Posted by Katherine | Friday, October 31st, 2008

The pumpkins are impressive. But now a little Halloween irreverence. Steven Martin is a "fortysomething" Fort Worth resident (via Chicago and Florida). He saw this Texas yard art several weeks ago and editorialized: A McCain-Palin sign by a scary ghost and smaller ghosts taking flight above the sign. The homeowner should realize ...

Dueling Signage 2008!

Posted by Ann | Friday, October 31st, 2008

[Ann Raber is a BallotVox co-curator.] As early voting wraps up across the nation in the final weekend of this campaign, signage blooms. Ruth E, photographer of weddings, pets and babies, snapped this lawn pic outside a colonial duplex in Pittsburgh. On the right side, an enormous McCain/Palin sign stands proud and ...

Rallying for McCain

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

An assortment of pictures from recent McCain/Palin rallies. Linnette Vasquez would like to live in Disney World. At the moment, though, she resides in Miami, where she attended a McCain rally last Friday and spotted this shy supporter: [linnette alissa. / Flickr] The same day, togross saw McCain holding up a "Joe the ...

Recently, On the Campaign Trail

Posted by Katherine | Friday, October 10th, 2008

Three shots from three rallies in three states this month. University of Dayton political science major Emily says she likes photographing Disney World, but she seems to be documenting the campaign enthusiastically as well. (See another of her election pics here.) This photo was from a Palin rally in Wilmington, Ohio, ...

Pro-Palin Boys, Anti-Palin Bear

Posted by Katherine | Friday, October 10th, 2008

M. David Lehner caught these young Palin fans at a post-VP-debate rally in Saint Louis University's Chaifetz Arena. (Thanks, Ann Raber.) [lehnermd / Flickr] Damon D'Amato captured a less enthusiastic polar bear who, he explained via Flickrmail, was protesting at a Palin rally at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California -- ...

Obscure Presidential Candidates, Part II: Viva Splatt!

Posted by Ann | Friday, October 10th, 2008

[Ann Raber is a BallotVox co-curator.] Bolobilly, an animal control officer from St. Paul who would like it to be known that he is both "male" and "taken," was inspired by the simple message of a relative unknown: [Bolobilly / Flickr] He says: "Finally--someone I can really believe in." Splatt is keeping his campaign ...

Obscure Presidential Candidates: Never Ever EVER Give Up (Ever)

Posted by Ann | Thursday, October 9th, 2008

[Ann Raber is a BallotVox co-curator.] Mary Asbach of Ashland, Wisconsin, uses Flickr to engage in occasional political discourse, which she lists as one of her interests along with Mystery Science Theater 3000 and giant fiberglass monuments. Asbach's parents seem to share her taste for the irreverent. Every presidential election they ...

Fundamentals of Her Economy

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Renee from the Midwest -- a "goddess" -- takes photos "to chronicle life." Here she documents two things that are affecting most Americans right now: the economy and the election. The woman in this picture was at an Obama rally in Minneapolis last week, and she had a message for ...

Protesters in St. Paul

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Here's Chad Davis's great eye again (see also here and here) -- trained this time on protesters. He took both of these at the Minnesota state capitol on the first day of the Republican convention. (Thanks for both photos to Sue Salinger.) [chad davis / Flickr] [chad davis / Flickr] You can see ...

Antiwar Activists in Denver

Posted by Katherine | Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Stephen Swofford, Denver resident, says it only occurred to him a year ago that he could translate his love of photography into a career. He now appears to be a photojournalism student at Metro State College of Denver. Last week during the convention he took to the streets to and ...

Protesting McCain (and Obama) in Denver

Posted by Katherine | Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Wan · der · lust -- featured in the last post -- spotted this duelling graffiti in Denver during the convention (hat tip to Misa Dayson): [© wan · der · lust / Flickr] She also chatted very briefly with Manny the ostrich in the 90-degree heat last weekend, just before the ...

Denver and the Pepsi Center

Posted by Katherine | Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Wan · der · lust who, as her name suggests, has a "strong, innate desire to rove or travel about," caught Denver all dressed up in state flags last week in honor of the convention (thanks, Misa Dayson): [© wan · der · lust / Flickr] Ronald Lewis lives in Denver and ...

Protesters and Activists at Saddleback

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, August 21st, 2008

There may not have been many people protesting the fact of the Saddleback Church forum, but activists outside the church were certainly fired up about the candidates and issues. From (hat tip to Sue Salinger), here's a Bush (and, in smaller print, McCain) supporter: [ / Flickr] also captured this Obama-masked, ...

Homeland-Security Street Art

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Hat tip to Sarolta Cump for all of these Homeland-Security finds. Some of the photos were taken before the presidential race got going, but they present issues that have very much carried through into the campaign. First: John Ryan Brubaker from Portland, Oregon, captured this street commentary a couple of ...

Oregon Democratic Primary

Posted by Katherine | Monday, May 19th, 2008

Oregon Democrats as far away as Melbourne, Australia, have been preparing for tomorrow's primary (hat tip to Ann Raber). Back home in the thick of it, an Obama supporter going to a rally in Medford, Oregon, found artist Remy LeDuc's Obama sign on a blog. The guy in Oregon printed ...

ReLOVEution on a Median

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 16th, 2008

Somewhere out there in America, on a highway median earlier this month, circax found some Ron Paul supporters loving up the Revolution (thanks, Misa Dayson): [circax / Flickr] It almost looks like they might be having a cookout.

Indiana and North Carolina Primaries

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Democrats in Indiana and North Carolina voted today after days of rallies and knocking on doors. (Republicans voted, too, but...) These two pictures are from the last couple of weeks on the campaign trail. In Indianapolis, Brian Bruner captured what may be the best Hillary hat of the entire election ...

Anti-War Freeway Blogger

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, April 24th, 2008

He dresses in a bright orange "highway volunteer" vest and haunts highway bridges. He's the Freeway Blogger. His mission: to end the Iraq war. His weapons of mass distribution (in addition to the web): cardboard, paint, bungee cords, and wit. Since 2004, he's displayed, on freeways all across the West, ...