Obama stops wearing flag pin

Written By: - Date published: 5:19 pm, October 6th, 2007 - 2 comments
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The big political news in the US in the last couple of days seems to have been Barack Obama’s decision to stop wearing a flag pin on his lapel. The pins have become more or less standard political attire since 9/11. Barack apparently believes the pin has become a “substitute” for true patriotism.

“I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest. Instead, I’m going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testament to my patriotism.”

2 comments on “Obama stops wearing flag pin”

  1. Sam Dixon 1

    Fantastic.

    When the republicans starting do this to seize the ‘patriotism party’ ground and the Democrats were forced to respond in kind it brought American politics to a new level of baseness – literally, lapel pin politics. I applaud Obama.

    I’ve always thought he shouldn’t necessarily have run this time but should have come on board as Hillary’s vice after the end of his first term in 2010 (hasn’t happened with last two presidents but its not at all unusual for vices to change mid-term), and then made succeeded her in 2016. Well, he isn’t going to win the nomination this time – maybe he will get on the ticket with her for ’08, or maybe he can still come on later with her. Why wouldn’t he just run in 2016, and have two full senate terms? because senators very rarely win, last was JFK, but vices usually win when they run.

  2. Nih 2

    Can you seriously see Cheney winning if he ran? For one, he’d have to go out without the cover of darkness, which is sure to kill him.

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