Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rural imagery in Meg Whitman's campaign

This Meg Whitman ad frequently crops up on the Internet, and I've been struck by the rural imagery (barn in photo behind her and open meadow in her logo), especially as used by Whitman, former CEO of eBay, who appears not to be not a particular friend of the environment. As far as I know, Whitman has no rural roots nor any rural interest, so what's up with the barn painted like an American flag? Does rural still sell in politics? that is, does it sell if the candidate is, in fact, not rural?


Anonymous said...

Looks like the barn from Madera Ranchos in the Central Valley - right outside Fresno.

Anonymous said...

She's selling to the farm crowd in California - most of the state is farmland, and a lot of those people vote conservative.