As Barack Obama’s wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussaud’s in Washington DC yesterday, it appeared they had already elected the senator from Illinois.
As the figures were unveiled, Obama’s figure was revealed to be standing behind the desk in the Oval Office. Bill and Hillary Clinton stood to once side, and JFK and Jackie Kennedy stood to the other. The figure was unveiled on the eve of the Potomac Primary. Today, delegates from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC hang in the balance.
ABC reports: “[Marketing manager Shameka] Lloyd said that the exhibit’s placement of the figures – with Obama directly behind the desk and Hillary off to the side – is only meant to serve as a way to put the spotlight on Obama for the day. On Tuesday, the wax version of both Obama and Hillary Clinton will be moved out of the Oval Office exhibit and over to the Washington Links & Current Affairs hall, while those of Bill Clinton and the Kennedys will return to the Presidential Room. ‘Given that this is an election season we said, ‘Hmm, why don’t we just take a little peek at what could possibly be the outcome of this election season?’ Not that we’re saying we want it to go one way or another, but Barack Obama is our newest figure and so the spotlight is on him today,’ said Lloyd.”
It’s not over till it’s over.
See the unveiling video here.