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.
IT ONLY MAKES ME REALIZE EVEN MORE HOW I DO NOT WANT TO SEE HIM BEHIND THE REAL SEAL.
More important than that is that Obama took the time to listen to the governors and brings heads togather to bring idea's to the table of how to help solve the issues at hand! Truly a great leader!
It will be interesting to see how many people can't tell the difference...
nothing to say but President Obama!09 to 2016.GOBAMA!
This is a bit presumptious isn't it? The general election hasn't started yet. I wouldn't have advised he do that just yet. If there seemed to be a huge lead in October, then go ahead and do it.
Ego gone wild.
Maybe I'm looking at the wrong thing but the article says the circumference reads "Barack for America" where the photo clearly shows "Obama for America". Perhaps CNN is trying to get their articles up a little too quick...
So, when Hillary talks about winning she's being 'arrogant' but when Obama jumps the gun and pretends to be president already it's called 'visionary?'
There is no change... it's the same old hypocrisy!
Nice logo. Not really a news story, but whatever.
Let's see how all the Hillary/McCain crazies try to twist this around into something more than it is.
Let the pathological lunacy begin...
Comment about the Logo. The Logo is just a logo and should not resemble the Presidential Seal. This is another Obama attempt to belittle the traditions of the United States of America, our Nation under God, and he should develop something entirely different.
He doesn't like our National Anthem and is making every effort
to undermine our traditional American beliefs.
"Vero possumus" is intense! Latin is a totally retro language, I hear.
Seems like the same old political tricks as usual from Obama. I thought he was supposed to be above typical politics. This guy is the quintessential politician. When are people going to realize that??
Stop Obamunism '08
This is kind of a non-story.
If I were Obama and this turns into a big deal I'd just stop using it.
There are bigger issues like a war that is killing and maiming people,
an economy spiraling out of control,
people losing their jobs,
rich people get richer while poor people get poorer,
loss of civil liberties,
people flooded out of their homes,
hurricane victims in Louisiana who still haven't been paid,
no national strategy on energy that the american people can point to,
government officials that have tortured people in our name and refuse to take responsibility for it,
and a government/economic system/culture that places making a buck over anything else in the world.
I think a seal on a podium pales in comparison.
'Yes, we can pretend to be president already instead of waiting for people to cast their votes.'
FULL of HIMSELF!!!
YUK and double YUK
It is absolutely stunning. Obama's campaign has set precedent on so many levels.
It's ok. I liked the plain O with the road going to the sunrise better.
This is ridiculous. He's so arrogant! I hope he loses.
Self-centered and self-impressed... that is the Obama way.
this looks agood but do not rush any thing yet.
Absolutely pure arrogance !!!
One egotistical man.
He thinks he is God.
freedom of speech???
If you can moderate...then we should be able to moderate you!