The Silly Season, by Michael Davis

Michael Davis

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15 Responses

  1. Elayne Riggs says:

    Oh, it's most definitely the Silly Season — a term that existed long before Obama, but it's just gotten sillier and sillier with every campaign. I miss when Olbermann reported real news. Now the first half hour of Countdown is spent on horserace speculation of interest only to wonks and pundits who like to hear themselves talk (but I repeat myself).That's amazing news about the possibility of Obama coming to Comic-Con. Almost makes me wish I could afford to go, even if I could get a hotel room.

    • Mike Gold says:

      We're getting a tent.

    • Michael Davis says:

      All jokes aside. If you need a room give me a call. Let's just say I know people and that's how I roll. BTW anyone else…don't ask.

      • Elayne Riggs says:

        Wow. I don't know what to say. This is so generous of you, Michael, I'm just speechless. I'll have to see how my employment situation shakes out, but please email me directly about this, as I don't have your number (see, unlike Michael Davis, I don't know people, or their phone numbers)…

    • Michael Davis says:

      Elayne the response to Mike was meant for you.

  2. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    I admit, the idea of being a member of a fringe group large enough to now warrant the courting of politicians is an interesting position. But I have to ask – do we really want to add politics to Comic-Con?ANY appearance by any actively campaigning politician will be viewed as a political move. Yes, it'll get the con more publicity and I'll warrant a lot of people will come to the con that day that would never have done so before, because of Obama's popularity. If he holds a rally NEAR the con, and just makes a visit to the con to shake a few hands and pick up back issues of a few titles…that'd be a pretty good idea, actually. You'll have a good cross-section of people from across the country he can reach at one time. But if he plans to SPEAK at the con, I think it'll cause a real shift in the event for quite some time to come.I'm quite interested in knowing what he reads. Because if he's not an active reader of comics, then this is just a political whistle stop. Again, it's rather nice that comics readers are now a group large enough to be pandered to, but if he doesn't really have any interest in comics, that all it is, pandering.Bear in mind, I am perfectly willing to believe the Senator MAY read comics. I could NEVER believe Hilary does, and I would view any attempt she made to attend the Con as votegrubbing of the highest order.

    • Michael Davis says:

      Vinnie, he would not speak at the con. The con is a 503C3 non profit, It would be inappropriate for him to give a political speech. The tentative plan is for him to walk the floor with me (so he can get some needed recognation) then hold a reception off site. I think the fact that anyone wants to consider Comic Con a place to reach young people to me is a huge step in comics taking their rightful place in the art world.

      • Vinnie Bartilucci says:

        I think that could be very interesting, just to see what sort of a reception he gets from the fans, and how he reacts to them. The security issues are gonna be a bear, tho. The Secret Service are going to have to plan for the fact that he will be surrounded by people in masks, costumes, makeup and weapons of varying realism and functionality.

        • Anonymous says:

          Vinnie- If the Secret Service can protect the President when he goes to Iraq, they can protect Obama at Comic Con from some Klingon's!

      • Mike Gold says:

        It's a 504(c)3 non-profit, actually. That might change, if rumor is anywhere near reality. But probably not before this year's convention.You know, President Obama could certainly speak at the SDCC, even if it remains a 504(c)3.And yes, I've working with more 504(c)3's than you can shake a stick at.

    • Elayne Riggs says:

      Hey, some of us didn't want to add MOVIES to Comic-Con. :)It's all entertaiment nowadays, Vin.And I'm dying for Martha to ask Obama the question only Ron Paul has answered so far…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great article! I agree it is silly season. Much props to being in talks with Obama. I would love to hear what he would say at Comic Con.

  4. Michael Davis says:

    Mike, My offer extends to all Comicmix people but only if someone fixes the damn 'reply' button!!!!!

  5. Linda Gold says:

    Well, to get back to the point of Michael's column- I, too, have called it quits with the Clintons this week, I can not claim to have ever been a fan of Hilary's but I did respect Bill and would have voted for Hilary if she was the nominee but not now. Her campaign has become a study in pettiness and whining, not what I look for in a President. I dearly hope Obama is the nominee. We need a break with past, a clean start and someone who acts Presidential under pressure. If Hilary somehow manages to finagle her way to the nomination (I hear now that she may go to court over Texas' delegate process) I don't know what I will do.

    • Michael Davis says:

      If Hillary goes to court I really think that will be her last gasp. I can't see her wanting to change the process because it does not sit well with her. THAT would piss off a whole lot of people. The time to challenge something is way before it appears that you are about to lose. This is so sad. I really wanted to see a lot more of Bill in Hillary. Maybe that's the problem, maybe Bill and Hillary need a date night to take care of that.