Daily Kos has a report on the token black people who appeared in McCain's bio video last night at the RNC.
As you can read in my live blog of McCain's speech, I made a note of the obviously forced addition of what seemed like "stock" photos of black people.
Turns out, they were stock photos. McCain used iStockphoto.com, which I actually used myself for my film "Killer at Large", to find some pictures of happy and smiling African Americans. For a few bucks, McCain made it seem like African Americans nationwide overwhelmingly support him.
One of the attached comments, from the Utah Republican Party, said:
"There are plenty of people from all "races", income ranges, and locations in the Republican Party. They could have gotten their own pictures. WTF?"
Even the Republicans themselves are baffled by the McCain campaign's apparent lack of confidence in minority support.
But, I'm not too surprised. Republicans have a history of getting support through false evidence and deceiving images. Palin herself seems to be nothing more than a "stock" photo. She has the image of a Republican rebirth into independence. But, if you do a little digging, she's a wolf in sheep's clothing. Bought and sold like the stock photos McCain used last night.
Here are the actual photos used: