Bag’s Take-Away:

Embarrassment of riches.

via:Wall Street Journal Photos of the Day 11/28/12

(photo: Getty Images caption: STATE BANQUET: Queen Elizabeth II delivered a speech during a state banquet for Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait in Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Tuesday. The Amir of Kuwait is conducting a three-day state visit to the U.K.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Embarrassment of riches.

via:Wall Street Journal Photos of the Day 11/28/12

(photo: Getty Images caption: STATE BANQUET: Queen Elizabeth II delivered a speech during a state banquet for Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait in Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Tuesday. The Amir of Kuwait is conducting a three-day state visit to the U.K.)

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Just another fleeting cringe instant for web advertising (movie ad on top of Middle East distress in creating a “share” link). 

via NYT: Fighting Escalates Between Israel and Hamas

(photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

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Just another fleeting cringe instant for web advertising (movie ad on top of Middle East distress in creating a “share” link).

via NYT: Fighting Escalates Between Israel and Hamas

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Bag’s Take-Away:

I’m thoroughly grateful for the way the great Christopher Morris captured post-9/11 and “War on Terror” America. To be honest, though, I’m not sure he exactly nailed Campaign ‘12. If you take a look at his at “On the Road” slideshow
 at TIME, I see it expressing a little more of the anxiety, pensiveness and “Stepford USA” of the Bush campaigns. 

Nevertheless, this one photo is smashing. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a better take on Romney, the Two America, and how thoroughly disconnected the man demonstrated himself to be from Main Street than this photo taken the day of his sham “non-campaign” hurricane food drive.

But, why post this now, Campaign 12 already consigned to the history books? Because of the challenge of keeping focus on the disconnect as we launch ahead.

(photo: Christopher Morris—VII for TIME caption: Oct. 30, 2012. Supplies donated to the Red Cross at a campaign stop in Kettering, Ohio.)

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I’m thoroughly grateful for the way the great Christopher Morris captured post-9/11 and “War on Terror” America. To be honest, though, I’m not sure he exactly nailed Campaign ‘12. If you take a look at his at “On the Road” slideshow at TIME, I see it expressing a little more of the anxiety, pensiveness and “Stepford USA” of the Bush campaigns. Nevertheless, this one photo is smashing. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a better take on Romney, the Two America, and how thoroughly disconnected the man demonstrated himself to be from Main Street than this photo taken the day of his sham “non-campaign” hurricane food drive. But, why post this now, Campaign 12 already consigned to the history books? Because of the challenge of keeping focus on the disconnect as we launch ahead.

(photo: Christopher Morris—VII for TIME caption: Oct. 30, 2012. Supplies donated to the Red Cross at a campaign stop in Kettering, Ohio.)

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They really believed it. They were ready to get working. Even if it meant using a photo of Obama’s inauguration in their representation of Romney’s special day.

But what this truly underlines is the difference between the science party and the “no science” party. Had they looked at the U.S. Census and read analysis of the popular vote in the last two elections, they would see they overestimated the white vote by 5-6 percent and no pixels would have died in putting up a transition team website.

Clinton wasn’t talking about electoral math or polling when he said “People ask me all the time how we delivered four surplus budgets. What new ideas did we bring? I always give a one-word answer: arithmetic.” My take is that if you can use math in one endeavor, you can use it in another.

via Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire

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 I like this photo of Stacie Laughton, the first transgender woman to be elected to office in New Hampshire. Women candidates have brought about many firsts in New Hampshire electoral history but, like all women running for office, how they look matters. Yet no one is looking at Laughton in this photo. And she won.
via The Manchester Union Leader
(Photo Credit: Simon Rios/Union Leader Correspondent caption:  Selectman Stacie Laughton assists a voter to fill out an affidavit. Voters are required to sign affidavits affirming their identity if they have no means of identification.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

I like this photo of Stacie Laughton, the first transgender woman to be elected to office in New Hampshire. Women candidates have brought about many firsts in New Hampshire electoral history but, like all women running for office, how they look matters. Yet no one is looking at Laughton in this photo. And she won.

via The Manchester Union Leader

(Photo Credit: Simon Rios/Union Leader Correspondent caption: Selectman Stacie Laughton assists a voter to fill out an affidavit. Voters are required to sign affidavits affirming their identity if they have no means of identification.)

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It’s interesting to me how the poor were effectively absent during the campaign but they are somehow showing up today in so many voting slideshows, this man at the Los Angeles Mission. Example of representative government — or media wall paper?
(photo: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters caption: David Klaz stands in line to vote during the U.S. presidential election at Los Angeles Mission’s Anne Douglas Center in Los Angeles, California November 6, 2012.)
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It’s interesting to me how the poor were effectively absent during the campaign but they are somehow showing up today in so many voting slideshows, this man at the Los Angeles Mission. Example of representative government — or media wall paper?

(photo: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters caption: David Klaz stands in line to vote during the U.S. presidential election at Los Angeles Mission’s Anne Douglas Center in Los Angeles, California November 6, 2012.)

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Tags #election    #news    #politics    #photojournalism    #voting   

Bag’s Take-Away:

The still poignant but also familiar photo of the low wage worker sweeping up the campaign venue before or after the hoopla goes down. #TwoAmericas

via: Reuters

(photo: Adrees Latif/Reuters caption: A woman cleans the floor near the stage at McCormick Place, the site for U.S. President Barack Obama’s post election speech, in Chicago, Illinois November 6, 2012. Obama congratulated Republican rival Mitt Romney on Tuesday for running a hard-fought race for the White House and expressed confidence he would win re-election during a stop at a local campaign office to thank volunteers. linked photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

The still poignant but also familiar photo of the low wage worker sweeping up the campaign venue before or after the hoopla goes down. #TwoAmericas

via: Reuters

(photo: Adrees Latif/Reuters caption: A woman cleans the floor near the stage at McCormick Place, the site for U.S. President Barack Obama’s post election speech, in Chicago, Illinois November 6, 2012. Obama congratulated Republican rival Mitt Romney on Tuesday for running a hard-fought race for the White House and expressed confidence he would win re-election during a stop at a local campaign office to thank volunteers. linked photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Bag’s ELECTION DAY Take-Away:
Team Romney struggled with the optics all campaign. Here on the last day, in a shot meant to be nostalgic and emotional, instead what we see (evoking shuttered factories, even Gitmo) is Mitt waving through a fence at distant admirers. There are at least 4 variations on this scene, by the way, taken by pool reporters on Instagram
via: webstagram
(photo: @ashleyrparker- Instagram caption: “That’s when you know you’re gonna win,” says a visibly touched Romney, waving at the hundreds who arrived to greet him in Pittsburgh.)
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Team Romney struggled with the optics all campaign. Here on the last day, in a shot meant to be nostalgic and emotional, instead what we see (evoking shuttered factories, even Gitmo) is Mitt waving through a fence at distant admirers. There are at least 4 variations on this scene, by the way, taken by pool reporters on Instagram

via: webstagram

(photo: @ashleyrparker- Instagram caption: “That’s when you know you’re gonna win,” says a visibly touched Romney, waving at the hundreds who arrived to greet him in Pittsburgh.)

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Mitt was legion on the trail this year for the number of photo ops with police officers. Lest you think Romney is a big law-and-order man, though, the real backstory here is that cops are the easiest people to grab for a picture with the pool photographers around. …You know why this is true, btw? The vast majority of these pics are taken on tarmacs where law-and-order folks are typically dispatched.
via: Webstagram
(photo: Justin Sullivan/Instagram caption: Mitt poses with cops in Cleveland, OH at his second to last campaign stop of the election.)
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Mitt was legion on the trail this year for the number of photo ops with police officers. Lest you think Romney is a big law-and-order man, though, the real backstory here is that cops are the easiest people to grab for a picture with the pool photographers around. …You know why this is true, btw? The vast majority of these pics are taken on tarmacs where law-and-order folks are typically dispatched.

via: Webstagram

(photo: Justin Sullivan/Instagram caption: Mitt poses with cops in Cleveland, OH at his second to last campaign stop of the election.)

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Bag’s Election Day Take-Away:

One of the more poignant pics of the day (and a large focus of media coverage): voting in Queens by flashlight.

via:MSNBC

(photo: Jason Decrow / AP caption: Election workers help a voter, right, finalize his affidavit ballot at a consolidated polling station for residents of the Rockaways on Election Day, on Tuesday, in the Queens borough of New York.)

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Bag’s Election Day Take-Away:

One of the more poignant pics of the day (and a large focus of media coverage): voting in Queens by flashlight.

via:MSNBC

(photo: Jason Decrow / AP caption: Election workers help a voter, right, finalize his affidavit ballot at a consolidated polling station for residents of the Rockaways on Election Day, on Tuesday, in the Queens borough of New York.)

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