“What’s that on your chest Mister … Its a pledge pin sir … A pledge pin on your uniform!!!” (Animal House, 1978)
Obama, the very candidate who created the flag pin wearing controversy and said he does not wear a flag pin because he lets his ideas show his patriotism is guess what? Obama now is wearing a flag pin on his lapel while campaigning in West Virginia. So now Obama has had a change of heart and wears the flag pin when he feels the need to pander to voters. So what is Obama’s real position on patriotism? Its is still being determined whether Obama was sporting his special 57 state flag pin. This must be a new “change” in Obama’s 57 State campaign plan.
Barack Obama, who labeled discussion of whether he wears a flag pin in his lapel a false issue in a debate with Hillary Clinton, was wearing one Monday as he campaigned in West Virginia ahead of Tuesday’s primary vote there.
Obama made no reference to the pin, which could be clearly seen in television images and through telephoto lenses as he spoke in Charleston, W. Va., about veterans issue. There was no public comment from his campaign.
Monday morning, pollster and former Bill Clinton adviser Douglas Schoen wrote in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal that Obama needs to better define his values heading into the general election. “First, and obviously symbolically, he must start wearing the flag lapel pin,” Schoen wrote. “He simply cannot afford to raise doubts about his patriotism.”
Obama has once again shown that he is nothing more than a typical candidate as there is now a reported flag pin sighting in West Virginia.