November 9th, 2007
08:20 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama flag flap

Watch Brian Todd's report about an anonymous e-mail that has been making the rounds on the Internet.

(CNN) - Brian Todd takes a closer look at an anonymous e-mail that has accused Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, of not showing proper respect for the American flag.

Related: Obama calls Internet accusation a 'dirty trick'

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Iowa • South Carolina
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. brandi , ny

    the picture doesn't lie Osama , um I mean Obama

    November 9, 2007 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  2. Jonathan, Portland, OR

    I suppose I'm going to receive this picture in my email now from some sender claiming what an anti-American Senator Obama is. While I don't thin I'd vote for the man as President until he has a little more experience, I certainly would be leery of any picture on the Internet of ANYTHING. Besides, how do we know he hadn't just dropped his hand, or that the others were just a little quicker getting their in place? Just goes to show what lengths some people will go to in making others look bad. Shame on them.

    November 9, 2007 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  3. Manny Washington DC

    Obama and his supporters are really going to be upset when they find out where this email campaign going after Obama originated:

    November 9, 2007 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  4. brandi , ny

    you have to actually WATCH the video before commenting, Jonathan fr Portland !

    November 9, 2007 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  5. anaonymous

    brandi , ny :

    so true

    November 10, 2007 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  6. Robert P. Schuetz

    First it was taking the pledge out of the schools, now this. Next they will be removing the flag from the white house.And this Guy wants to be President. He should be tossed out of politicts completely or go back to school an learn the pledge.

    November 10, 2007 05:40 am at 5:40 am |
  7. Mark Freda Mechanicsburg, Pa.

    From Obama's bio, I don't see how the man can be trusted to run our country, let alone being in public office.

    November 10, 2007 06:19 am at 6:19 am |
  8. stclaire, San Diego

    I received a similar tasteless e-mail and I immediately deleted it. For those who chastised the Senator for this petty gesture, shame on you for even questioning his patriotism. I will not change my opinion about him based on this single incident unlike some narrow-minded people who immediately judged his character by this picture. This coming election is so critical that I will not be swayed by this planted "propaganda".

    See you all in Jan 09!

    November 10, 2007 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  9. Ayyub, Richmond

    Obama and his supporters are really going to be upset when they find out where this email campaign going after Obama originated:

    Posted By Manny Washington DC : November 9, 2007 7:52 pm

    But we know where it originated, from people like you. Or even maybe you, the Hillary Supporter if not the Hillary Camp itself!

    As dirt palls on to you, others can see it more and more.

    November 10, 2007 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  10. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    Where are Obama's supporters? Why they don't say anything? It is serious issue, Presidential candidate stopped to wear his Country's flag pin, refused to not only put his hand on his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance, but refused to say the Pledge. Obama said "this is the classic dirty trick of campaign" instead of saying his God is higher than his Country or he couldn't pledge two Gods. He may raise his God's picture instead of American flag if he is elected, who knows what is he going to do? Which religion is his real God?

    November 10, 2007 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  11. Juan, Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Its obvious that this guy is as patriotic as a sack of rocks.

    November 11, 2007 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  12. Dan, Minneapolis, MN

    After reading the various comments, I am appalled at how culturally myopic. both in tone and voice, exhibited in their assertions. The prevaling smug self-righteousnes exhibits a fascistic strain similar to Jihadists, Christian evangelical right wingers, and anyone with claims that there is only one way to be. The various comments reveal an infantile and inflated delusion of patriotism!!

    November 11, 2007 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  13. TO AZ

    Obama was on Jay Leno and was asked why, he did not wear the American flag the little pin that every presidential candidate is wearing even Jay Leno wears one which he pointed out, Obama's reply was he lost his some time ago and never bothered to go get another one.
    Patriotic you be the judge!
    Pictures are worth a thousand words.

    November 11, 2007 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  14. omg, la.

    what a sad sack ! how does he get to run for president . omg...omg...omg!

    November 11, 2007 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |