Friday, September 5, 2008

Obama and McCain on Art Policy...or not

In a previous discussion I mentioned that the Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, has formed a National Arts Policy Committee. It appears that some other commentators have been trying to examine the art policies of the two primary presidential candidates in more detail.

Lee Rosenbaum references Obama's National Arts Policy Committee and discusses his "tax fairness" plan for artists (Obama Drama: Tax Fairness for Artists, Impact Film Festival). In today's post (Desperately Seeking John McCain's Arts Policy), she observes the Republican presidential nominee's art policy appears to be non-existent and relates his approach to art policy during his senatorial career.

3 comments:

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For more detail on McCain's "anti-arts" policy, see
here

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And now see more
here

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Here's another look at the candidates' views on the arts:
http://www.artsology.com/obama_mccain.php