(From Ryan Osborn, TODAY producer)
By putting just a photo of Obama and no text on the cover of Rolling Stone, the magazine is putting the presumptive Democratic nominee in the company of John Lennon.
In a 50-minute interview with the Editor and Publisher of Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner, Senator Obama talks about Bob Dylan (specifically the song "Maggie's Farm"), his priorities if elected (Iraq, health care, and energy) and also what he has on his iPod ("everything for Howlin' Joe to Yo-Yo Ma to Sheryl Crow to Jay-Z"). WATCH VIDEO
As the issue lay on my desk, it was the image on the cover that people kept noticing.
Here were a few of the reactions:
-"Interesting that he is wearing a flag pin."
-"Never noticed he had gray hair."
-"Why did they pick a picture with his eyes closed?"
-"Clearly a hard hitting profile." [said in a sarcastic tone]
-"He has a great smile."
Curious to hear what you notice and your responses.