Saturday, October 6, 2007

Barack Obama doesn't wear a flag pin on his lapel? So what?

Indeed it’s a slow news day when the media reports on such a glaring non-issue like Barack Obama refusing to wear a lapel pin of the American flag. Yes, President Bush (whom I voted for) wears one religiously. But to me, it’s a non-issue. There are far more important things to consider when choosing a president.

You know it’s a non-issue when I find myself agreeing with former Democratic running mate Geraldine Ferraro, who was debating with a lady who thought it was practically sacreligious for Obama not to wear a lapel pin. The Illinois senator, who’s trying to wrestle the Democratic nomination from New York Senator Hillary Clinton, said that the flag has become a substitute for true patriotism since the 9-11 attacks.

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