Taking in the 'American Presidential Experience'

A willingness to make an ass of yourself if key to enjoying most things in life.

The American Presidential Experience, an exhibit that fills a good chunk of the parking lot at Invesco Field at Mile High, is pretty much what you'd expect -- in a good way. The primary displays -- including a replica of Air Force One (seen in the photo above) and the Oval Office -- are determinedly non-partisan, and my family, with whom I toured the tented lollapalooza on Saturday, enjoyed eyeballing them. But the most entertaining items are those showcased by the vendors, who had a commercially savvy bias toward a certain Mr. Obama.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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