Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Obama's Symbol of Distress

The DNC credentials designed for those attending Barack Obama's speech at INVESCO Field display an upside-down American flag:

Obama Upside Down Flag

Some viewers contacted 9NEWS Saturday, questioning the design of the credentials to see Sen. Barack Obama accept the Democratic Party's presidential nomination at INVESCO Field at Mile High.

The viewers say with the stars and blue field in the lower left corner, it looks like an upside down American flag. Published flag etiquette states the stars should always be displayed in the upper left corner. An upside down flag represents an international symbol of extreme distress.

Matt Chandler with the Obama campaign says the flag is not upside down. He says it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama's shirt with the flag blowing in the wind.

Natalie Wyeth with the Democratic National Convention Committee sent 9NEWS the following statement Saturday night: "The DNCC community credentials incorporate patriotic design elements. They do not depict an actual American flag. The DNCC has full and complete respect for the flag and all rules of display."
This DNC flag imbroglio perfectly symbolizes the distress of Barack Obama's presidential campign.

The tide is turning toward the GOP. The race for the White House remains tied, the rush of Obamania has receded, and the Illinois Senator has been dogged for weeks with campaign missteps and new revelations of social policy extremism, and questions of character and integrity.

The DNC's upside-down symbol of distress is the perfect emblem for a candidate whose patriotism is questionable and one who's
opposed by a third of voters on the gravest matters of international security.

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