The Obama campaign debuted a new logo Friday that bears a striking resemblance to the presidential seal. Photo credit: AP, White House.
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) – Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama sat down in Chicago Friday morning to discuss the economy with visiting Democratic governors, but all eyes were on the Illinois senator’s podium bearing, what might be described as, a quasi-presidential seal – a new Obama campaign logo.
The seal includes the same bald eagle as the actual presidential seal clutching an olive branch and arrows in its talons, but instead of a shield covering the center of the eagle’s body, the Obama version displays the campaign’s trademark “O.” Unlike the Presidential seal, which includes the words “Seal of the President of the United States” around the circumference, “Obama for America” and “www.barackobama.com” grace the top and bottom of Obama's.
Finally, just above the eagle, in Latin, are the words – “vero possumus” – which translates to “yes we can,” the oft-heard chant at Obama rallies.
It remains to be seen how the new seal will play in the campaign’s quest to win over working-class voters.
What do you think of the logo? Your comments below.
Brandon Hillary Democrat for Mc Cain cried:
"No women with burka's or scarfs in the background of that seal eithier."
Oh, Pu-leeze Brandon.
The women have accepted Obama's personal apology (for something he didn't even do), but you just keep pretending to be outraged as you cheer for a man responsible for the deaths of 100,000 innocent Muslims and the displacement of millions. That makes so much sense!
GO PRESIDENT OBAMA!
He has defaced this american symbol. There should be a law against this?
It seems, from the comments here that lots of people did not really understand. Several seem to think he is replacing the presidential seal or something of that order. Learn 2 read plz.
The new seal is a campaign logo using iconic American imagery... you know... like EVERY politician does? You folk chanting "arrogance" over this are quite transparent. Methinks, we don't much like the color of his skin, but lack the guts to come out and say so. So, it's "arrogant" today. Tomorrow it will be "elitist". The next day, something else.
Well, come January, it'll be "Mr. President" so get used to it.
I don't see anything offensive about it, I think it's pretty smart strategy wise, but I think it will turn off a lot of people, it's a little presumptive to soon.
You people have to be kidding.. you really think the presidential seal is some "sacred symbol", oh please. you just want any excuse to hate the guy.
He's one sick puppy. He hasn't won it yet.
There's no stopping. It will be a close election but a reaction from the Bush debacle is the miracle called as OBAMA! YES WE ALL CAN AS AMERICANS!!
I don't care what he puts in front of him–as long as it's a cliff.
Is that the Mark of the Beast talked about in the Bible?
Obama is giving this country EXACTLY what it needs a makeover!!! For all you people that think change is not important ask your kids who the VP of the U.S. is and then ask your kids if they know who Obama and Hillary are!
These two people changed America in the last 18 months. I don't care if your a Hillary or Obama supporter you have to agree.
Scarey. This guy is an egomaniac.
Vero Possumus= I grin like a possum while I pick your pocket.
I'm always amazed by this Man's great ideas...or whomever comes up with such a strong visual message. Thanks...gives me confidence in our future. Go Obama!!!
Kay in Illinois
He modified the presidential seal?
He just lost my vote.
give me a break.
Way to disgrace the United States of America seal.
He's so vain – they should just name a song about him.
I think it shows great creativity and confidence people always over react but at the same time they dont support so of course they would make it seem as though Barack is trying to take over the world they make it seem as if he is changin the actual seal when he just created a seal for his campaign...CALM DOWN....VOTE OBAMA
I am totally apalled....... Yesterday with th eflip flop on NAFTA to get votes and now this. I am no longer on the fence
To: Blitzer.............what's wrong with the obama seal? I love it, that woman..........Rep Stragst she seems angry, as if she's trying to convince voters, well I'm not impressed, with her or Sen Macain, don't make me list all the things he's changed his mind on ...Mr. Flip Flopper!!!!
I think the discussion of this marketing tool is rediculous. Some of you are looking for a reason to have an arguement over anything, but the issue that Obama has the best platform for America in 08. If he superimposes his name on a circle, what's the big deal? It is NOT the presidential seal, it's a marketing tool. Come on America, you are smarter than this. The whole quest for both campaigns is to have the candidate "look" presidential. Most of you are too old for this kind of stupidity. This is not the first election you have witnessed.
The candidates "seal" convinces me of his pomposity and sense of entitlement to the rank of POTUS. I disagree about his ability to lead - except down a well-trodden path of acquiesense and accommodation of our enemies. I won't go.
Here we are in 2008 and the racism and sterotypes in this country never ceases to amaze me.
god help america!
This guy is a joke!