April 23rd, 2008
12:00 PM ET
13 years ago

Abercrombie mystery behind Obama's Indiana speech

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/23/art.abercrombie.obama.jpg caption="What are the three Abercrombie supporters doing behind Obama?"]
(CNN)– Barack Obama's concession speech Tuesday launched a primary night mystery that is still mystifying puzzled viewers: just who were those three guys in Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirts standing behind him as he spoke - and what, exactly, were they doing there?

The speculation began long before the Illinois senator's speech ended: were they plants? pranksters? or was the explanation really as simple as: just three guys who really like A&F T-shirts?

Be sure to tune in to the 6 p.m. hour of The Situation Room, when CNN's Jeannie Moos explores this controversy over casual wear.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. The American People

    Breaking news, it spelled out a secret message. Are you guys serious? Some people like that brand... breaking news 6 people behind Barack were wearing Levi's! ZOMG!

    April 23, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  2. Dante

    LOL I think there are more important things to investigate than this.....(I wondered about it too but come on CNN...)

    April 23, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  3. Jane

    Those shirts were very distracting. Particularly the shirt on the far left with "Fitch". Ugh. Product placement?

    April 23, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  4. max

    You all are really idiots, So what....... Please gather some real news, we are done with CNN you all are really idiots, cant wait until you are sold because the new owners wont want you what a mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 23, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  5. Dennis

    Is this reaching for news or what? Who cares why two guys were wearing A&F Tshirts? Plants? And the purpose would be...? Is CNN a news organization anymore or just a video version of the National Enquirer. What an incredible waste of news space. Great use of your degree Jeannie. This is tough, hard news. So much so that I'm surprized Wolf doesn't give it attention in his silly situation room.

    April 23, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
1 2 3 4 5