June 23rd, 2008
03:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama’s presidential seal gone after one use

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The Obama campaign is no longer using the above logo.
The Obama campaign is no longer using the above logo.

(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.

soundoff (227 Responses)
  1. NBD

    PEOPLE in America is so STUPID about nothing, where was all the smarts and protest as your GAD PRICES climbed to $5.00/gallon. GIVE America A BREAK from stupid people; many of whom voted for Bush - twice and is just as responsible for the deaths of approx. 5,000 American soldiers.

    How smart? But, now we have a chance to stop be apart of killing American soldiers– get off the wagon and stop talking about stupid stuff.

    June 23, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  2. Michelle

    Mad Magazine called. They wanted their logo (and candidate) back!
    LOLOLOLOLOL

    June 23, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  3. Josh

    C'mon CNN, of all the articles NOT to "close"...seriously? Why is this news? I'd love to comment on Hilary getting back to work on the senate floor, but apparently this conversation is more important – unbelievable...

    June 23, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  4. NObama

    Beltway Insider:

    Just a LOGO? So is the swaztica, a burning cross, and confederate flag. Would you say "get over it" if anyone posted those "logos"?

    June 23, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  5. CW4Barak

    Watch the Obama haters try to dissect this bit of stupid information....it is very funny to me the stuff that makes the news these days....McSame's bandaid on his foreaid, Obama's logo/seal....here is a big story....McSame's campaign adviser Black stated that McSame wants US to have another terrorist attack so that he and his party may benefit from it.....think about that one people!

    June 23, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  6. FRED, ATLANTA GA

    IT"S A SHAME A LOGO, SEAL or WHATEVER you want to call it has gotten some people so upset you guys need to stick to the important issues not some LOGO or SEAL!! Leave the TRIVIAL BS out of it!!!

    June 23, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  7. Pepou

    If I read one more of the Clinton's supporters whining tirades (like she is Jesus walking on water, was stolen the election, etc ...) I am going to puke. She has LOST, get used to it, O.K. ? You want to vote for McSame,? go ahead, make my day.

    June 23, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  8. SANTE

    HELLO AMERICANS,
    THAT YOU ARE GOING TO DEAL WITH FOR 4 YEARS – ATTITUDE OF SNOB, PHONY, EGOCENTRIC, IF YOU ELECT HIM.

    THE FACT THAT HE HAS THE ARROGANCE TO RUN IN A FIRST PLACE WITH "EXPERIENCE" AND "JUDGMENT" SHOWS A LOT!

    WHAT DOES HE OFFERS US? EVERYTHING THAT HE TALKS ABOUT IS ECHOING CLINTON.

    MAY BE HIS PRIEST HAD PUSHED HIM TO GET INTO POLITICKS. WHAT IS HIS AGENDA?

    WHAT ABOUT HIS WIFE? I THINK SHE IS WORST!!

    June 23, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  9. Obama stole the nomination

    He is so used to blowing his own horn... he got way ahead of himself.

    It went over ... well... like NOT at all.

    Only the fan club loved it... the smart and educated(?) ones.

    Silly wannabe dicatator.

    go play the race card again... that serves you well.

    Try to steal the GE like you stole the primary

    NOT this time.

    June 23, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  10. Elitist

    He is soo Elitetist, Im a farmer from rural Ohio (so you know my vote is highly important) I dont know too much but I remember the Clintons cause they were in charge long ago. I need my news to be simplified and made easy for me because im a rural vote from south east Ohio. I like Hillary's sign baecuse it was simple like me..

    June 23, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. Bishop

    What I don't understand is that if has a seal – he's an elitist. He doesn't – he's unpatriotic. He leave the church – he's a sell out. He stays – he's racist. He plays by the rules and gets the nominee – he cheated. He loses the nominee – he wasn't qualified. He takes the public money – he going back on his word regarding lobbyist. He doesn't – it all about the money....
    Listen, people this is a game of chess. Therefore the object is to get the KING, not worry about all the little pawns the other pieces. However, he IS trying to fix the quagmire that they ALL put themselves into. He's bringing the Queen, Sen Clinton, back on the board...So relax people and enjoy the game...

    June 23, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. A.J from Florida

    Mister, you full of crap, and you , I and the whole worl knows it. ..!!!

    June 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  13. read my lips

    One use too many.

    But it revealed this phony opportunist for the donkey's behind he truly is.

    bring back HILLARY AND MAKE THIS TRAVESTY RIGHT.

    Or lose in Nov.

    June 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  14. Helene

    Who has a cult mentality ? The Clinton's followers who keep whining and wringing their hands and cannot get over the plain fact that she has LOST, plain and square. Get used to it !

    June 23, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  15. Typical White Person

    bob – He is not arrogant. He take ideas and try!

    I think you meant : He takes ideas and tries!

    And you are right. He has taken all his "ideas" from someone else and never had one of his own.

    June 23, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  16. william

    Can he just go away like it did. They were both bad.

    June 23, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  17. David Cunard

    The second word in 'Vero possumous' is (when said) uncomfortably near 'posthumous' – tempting fate is not such a good idea.

    June 23, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  18. Nikki

    Brandon HIllary Democrat for McCain:

    Please, give the Hillary 2012 slogan a rest. God does not promise anyone tomorrow, including you and Hillary Clinton.

    June 23, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  19. Liar Obama

    Oh... and just when he had convinced me of how presidential he is.

    NOT.

    INSTALLED nominee against the votes of the democratic people.

    June 23, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  20. suck a lemon

    Can we pull the installed nominee, please.

    And try again... fairly and with objectivity... and no race-card playing.

    Obama so sucks.

    June 23, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Mr. Obama's arrogance has not gone unnoticed.

    June 23, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  22. Ted

    Meh, it wasn't as bad as all the PUMA idiots say it was.
    Still, let's get on to some REAL issues! Environment, war, economy, any of these ringing bells?

    June 23, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  23. MD in GA

    I'm an Obama supporter but I didn't like the seal. Glad they took it out of circulation. Everything his campaign does or says comes under extreme scutiny anyway. No need to give THESE FOLKS anything more to throw at him. And as for the whole "Arrogant Thing", everyone knows that's code for another phase that was used to describe proud African Americans in the past. Can you say "Uppity N word." Sorry folks, we cracked the code long time ago...

    June 23, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  24. Chris from NY

    I guess it's a slow news day. You talked about this last Friday in the situation room. You should have let it go today while you concentrated on the news of the day. Rather you had to bring it up again today. You just hate Obama.

    June 23, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  25. Keisha

    Ah, but Obama let the truth out when he used that seal. Now, he must idstance himself from it. But the truth was in the seal.

    June 23, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
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