Thursday, February 14, 2008

Obama/Che 08

Houston's FOX affiliate station captured this image at the office of a volunteer for Democratic Presidential Hopeful Barack Obama's. While this isn't an official Obama office, many will find this disturbing. Let's consider Obama's past two headline grabbers.

He refused to lear an American Flag lapel pin. Okay, fine, so be it! You don't have to wear a lapel pin to show you're a loyal American. However, as someone who wants to garner votes to become the next President of the United States, he may be conscious of his image and a harmless item such as lapel pin can only help. After all, would you show up to a $1 million-a-year job interview wearing baggy shorts, fishnet shirt, and a gold-tooth grill in your mouth?

While the national anthem was playing he stood with his hands down by his waist. Once again. If you are running for the highest office in the nation what harm does it do to place your hand over your heart while the national anthem is playing?

Some people are probably sighing and saying "big deal!" I'm no strategist, or image consultant, or even a campaign manager. However, I don't want a man who wants to be MY president being associated with a executioner like Che. No, he's not the romantic revolutionary that Hollywood tries to portray him. No, he's not the cool icon that high college students like to wear on their chests. No, he's not the "Mr. Everyday People" that Zach de la Rocha (rage against the machine) wants you to think he is. This is the real Che!

1 comment:

Shelby said...

Most Democrats could care less whether or not a candidate wears a flag lapel pin. The only people I've seen those on lately are GWB, Fox News anchors, and Tom DeLay when he was on Meet the Press a couple of weeks ago.