reply to post by curiositydidnotkillthecat
Your response to this issue is most similar to my own
Like you, I wondered why any parent would dress their little daughter in all-black.
She was the youngest of the family.
If my husband had just been elected as president, I would have chosen something pretty for my daughters to wear --- something appropriate to their age
-- and I daresay I would have invited the girls themselves to nominate what they'd like to wear on such an important occasion.
There doesn't seem any doubt at all that the colours of red and black (and there were NO other colours on the family on that occasion) must have been
chosen to signify something
You're having a discussion with your family and you know there's at least a 50/50 chance you're all going to be standing up there before the entire
world, on the winners' dias ... so several months in advance, you ask your family for some input into what you'd all like to wear on the
forthcoming and momentous occasion. You have months in which to have the outfits tailored and you figure now's a good time to get the family's
opinions in order their wardrobe can be arranged in advance.
It would have to be a pretty weird family where a very young girl stated: ' Well mum and dad .. on that night I'd like to wear black. Nothing
else. Just black.' With the other little girl adding, ' And I'd like to wear all red. Nothing else .. all red.'
I don't believe it happened that way.
Someone, for some reason, decided 'red and black' would be the colours worn when the Obama family claimed victory.
I doubt very
much that the Obamas would have worn red and black if Obama had lost
So, like the rest of the world, I'm interested to learn about the very
strong message the Obamas were intending
to send out when they
wore those colours on that occasion.
And seeing the Obamas have made no attempt to explain -- then it's perfectly natural for people to comment and speculate as to the reasons they made
a point of wearing what was, let's face it, a fairly controversial and uncompromising ... bizarre ... wardrobe.
Does anyone think they wore red and black because it was Halloween period ? Was it an in-joke .. or just for fun, maybe a parody of the Munster