Obama is a Little Late
Sen. Barack Obama finally explained the picture where it appears he’s not being respectful during the singing of the national anthem. It took an Iowa voter to get him to respond:
At a town hall meeting Wednesday an Iowa voter asked Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill., about the numerous emails she has received with photos purporting to show Obama “refusing” to pledge allegiance to the flag.
“You’re standing with your arms folded and Hillary’s got her hand on her heart,” she said, adding that she received so many of these emails she is sick of them.
Obama shook his head and smiled.
“This was not during the pledge of allegiance,” Obama said of the picture taken at Senator Tom Harkin’s, D-Iowa, annual steak fry and first published by Time. “A woman was singing the Star Spangled Banner when that picture was taken.
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“I was taught by my grandfather that you put your hand over your heart during the pledge, but during the Star Spangled Banner, you sing!” Obama said.
That only took one week, and was one week for the image without context to get passed around. ABC News has video. You figure Obama’s campaign knew video was available, yet they didn’t pass that around to counter the story being made about the picture. That’s not smart to do in the internet/weblog age.
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