On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee unveiled its logo for the 2012 national convention in Tampa Bay this summer. Not such a big deal, you may be telling yourself.
But in today’s politics, even something as straightforward as a logo design can be fraught with danger.
Remember the “subliminal” message that some gleeful Democrats thought they saw in the logo for the 2008 GOP convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul? (Was that elephant imitating a certain senator’s infamous “wide stance” that had made a men’s room in that airport a tourist attraction?)
And an earlier logo design by the 2012 GOP convention’s Tampa host committee also caught flak. (A minaret? Oh no!)
So this one may look boring, but hey--that’s probably the point.