(CNN) – Barack Obama’s communications director said Monday that the presidential seal the campaign unveiled last week at a meeting with Democratic governors won’t be seen again.
“That was a one time thing for a one time event," Robert Gibbs told CNN.
Pegged to Obama’s rostrum at Friday’s meeting was his campaign’s version of the presidential seal – a bald eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows in its talons, but instead of a shield covering the center of the eagle’s body, Obama’s had the campaign’s trademark “O.” Rather of the words “Seal of the President of the United States” around the circumference, “Obama for America” and “www.barackobama.com” lined the top and bottom.
The Latin “Vero Possumus” was arched between the eagle’s wings, meaning “Yes we can,” an Obama slogan and rally chant.
Many wondered whether a seal – with Latin phrasing no less – was the best idea for a candidate fighting for the working class vote and trying to fend off allegations of elitism.
McCain is NOT a conservative look at what he stands for this election, cross reference with 2000 and the cross reference again from 1990. There are three different people there. A Vote for McCain is a vote for 3 different personalities!
BARR is the ONLY true conservative!
Wah waah waah, Hillary Clinton wah waah. Waaaah, wah sexism wah waah. Whine moan sigh, John McCain waah wah experience waah wah.
Ok, so I think I covered all the bases for you. Now can you repug trolls stop posting your whining crying crap on every article?
Just showing more of his arrogance.
Man.. I sure don't feel the love for this guy. Will vote for him, but can't believe my party has come so far off the populist track.
It's a LOGO people. Get over it.
Let's observe how the pathological lunacy of the McCain/Clinton people will turn this into some life and death issue....
That was a baaaad idea.
It was stupid to begin with. Just another blunder from Barrack and his campaign.
Who are these "many people" that "wondered?" It seems to me like CNN is just as much "Clinton News Network" as it has always been. Get over it, she lost fair and square, move on, get on board the Obama train or get left on a rooftop/war zone!
That's o.k., in a couple of months he will be using the real seal....that was just a test!!
Good idea Barack. I am voting for you but I did not like the use of the logo. It is too soon. Wait till next year and you will use the real one!
I THINK IT IS AN INSULT TO THE OFFICE AND ONLY SHOWS HOW OUT OF TOUCH OBAMA IS WITH EVERY DAY AMERICANS
CNN) – Barack Obama’s communications director said Monday that the presidential seal the campaign unveiled last week at a meeting with Democratic governors won’t be seen again.........WHO CARES!!!!
simply arrogant like Obama himself
it's the media making a big deal about nuttin'...now cnn can officially move on to reporting the news rather than creating one!
OK–it came it went. I think only a LUNATIC would think that the seal was any evidence of alleged elitism. That's just foolish. the seal–in its rawest form was no less than beautiful–everything that Barak Obama is and will be. Sad that is is gone away for now..will see it again in different form post election...because he will be donning it as PRESIDENT!!
OBAMA '08 OBAMA '08 OBAMA '08 OBAMA '08OBAMA '08 OBAMA '08
OBAMA '08 OBAMA '08 OBAMA '08 OBAMA '08 OBAMA '08 OBAMA '08
Say NO to BO the white house allready stinks!
I'm glad he got rid of it. I'm a supporter of his, but I thought it was a bit presumptuous. Just not the direction he should have been going in.
Too bad I loved the seal...
Good. It was an affront to the American people, and I cannot believe they were that stupid. Hey, if Obama is going to have his own seal, why not his own flag? We could have it in varying shades of blue, and then we can rename our country the United States of Obama. How pathetic and arrogant can you be?
Who cares...this is an arrogant, pompous candidate that even though I am a Democrat I cannot stand him.
Dam, its a picture! Some of you are so freakin' aggravating. Look for anything won't you?
Couldnt take the criticism from anyone who did not vote for him....
We will be seeing many more of these retractions come this fall and hopefully that will be enough for the american people to wake up because the DNC certaintly did not.
The democrats selected and installed a joke for a nominee.
Bring back Hill... for president not for VP.
Obama cares only about his big ego.
He backtracks only when he sees that his boastful gloating backfires with the people.
Like his mocking HRC with Annie Oakley comments
and his brushing HRC off his shoulder.
and his love of Wright turned to hate when it wounded his ego.
What a fake
Obama may not get the vote of some Hillary supporters but BOB will take some of McSame voters for sure. It will be a WASH so PUMA people YOU don't really matter at all. Obama will be the next president of these United States. Run Bob run. I will do A Rush job on here from time to time to keep Bob's name out there. Two can play that game Mr. Rush.
VOTE BOB BARR FOR A BETTER AMERICA. Ha ha ha. McSame is in trouble. This is great.
Obama08 with or without the PUMA people
Good to see it was a "one time thing." Kids will be kids.