Sports and Politics
Like the Olympics, President Gayoom also chose 8-8-08 as the lucky day for the launch of his campaign and he did it in Olympic style, complete with the “Bugler’s Dream” theme that NBC uses for the Olympics. The background featured larger-than-life pictures of the president and his running mate. The campaign logo is an outstretched hand holding up five fingers. I thought it was “five more years” because that is the length of the president’s term under the new constitution, but DRP members tell me it is actually the five principles of Islam.