The picture, I mean. In the past certain pictures and video clips that have been overplayed and overinterpreted by the media have on occasion almost singlehandedly sunk campaigns.
Remember this one?
That had to hurt.
And who will ever forget the Dean Scream, although he wasn't doing too well at that point anyway.
And John Kerry's campaign was not helped by this picture:
Although I would have been perfectly fine with a windsurfing president because I know the idea that someone who changes with the wind on a windsurf board would change with the wind on policy is just plain dumb.
But if the American people had just listened to their inner voices when they saw this picture, we might have been saved measureless national pain and embarrassment.
And so I am wondering now, in this campaign, could THIS be that picture?
My plea to the media: Take this one and RUN WITH IT.