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View Poll Results: Do You Agree With Matt Chandler with the Obama campaign saying the flag is NOT upside down.
Yes, it is not an upside down American flag. 6 28.57%
No. I do not agree with Obama's campaign staff. The American flag is upside down. 15 71.43%
Not Sure. 0 0%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:31 AM
 
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Credentials for Obama Acceptance Speech Depict Obama Wrapped in U.S. Flag of Distress - Photos

by brianinmo on August 19, 2008 - 8:30am.

The credentials prepared for patrons who attend Barack Obama's huge pep rally at Denver's Invesco Field to hear his acceptance speech show him wrapped in a U.S. Flag that is -- upside down! An upside down America flag is known as a symbol of distress.


The U.S. Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Sec. 8(d) states, "The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.

9NEWS.com | Colorado's Online News Leader | Viewers question credential design

KUSA - Some viewers contacted 9NEWS Saturday, questioning the design of the credentials to see Sen. Barack Obama accept the Democratic Party's presidential nomination at INVESCO Field at Mile High.

The viewers say with the stars and blue field in the lower left corner, it looks like an upside down American flag. Published flag etiquette states the stars should always be displayed in the upper left corner. An upside down flag represents an international symbol of extreme distress.

Matt Chandler with the Obama campaign says the flag is not upside down. He says it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama's shirt with the flag blowing in the wind.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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That was a stupid thing for them to do. He shouldn't be wrapped in the flag at all, and yes it does appear to be upside down which is a sign of distress.

However, I tend to agree that we are a nation in distress so that doesn't bother me. Him being wrapped in the flag does.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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That was a stupid thing for them to do. He shouldn't be wrapped in the flag at all, and yes it does appear to be upside down which is a sign of distress.

However, I tend to agree that we are a nation in distress so that doesn't bother me. Him being wrapped in the flag does.
Good answer. He should not be wrapped in an American flag... distressed or not.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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Natalie Wyeth with the Democratic National Convention Committee sent 9NEWS the following statement Saturday night: "The DNCC community credentials incorporate patriotic design elements. They do not depict an actual American flag. The DNCC has full and complete respect for the flag and all rules of display."

The DNCC may have complete respect for the flag and all rules of display, they just don't know what the rules of display are. Incorporating patriotic design elements that can be perceived as disrespectful flag etiquette is just bad. But that never occured to the DNCC.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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It does look weird with the stars on the bottom. I do not claim to be an expert on flag etiquette. I do get offended or upset when I see a flag flying that is all tore up, or touching the ground. I can stomach all of the above better than seeing Bill Ayres stomp our flag.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:07 AM
 
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Good answer. He should not be wrapped in an American flag... distressed or not.
I agree with you, but I'm still voting Obama.

I don't agree with everything he stands for but I disagree more with McCain. Let the insults and name calling commence.

(for the record, registered republican here before you start throwing liberal democrat at me)
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:15 AM
 
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I agree with you, but I'm still voting Obama.

I don't agree with everything he stands for but I disagree more with McCain. Let the insults and name calling commence.

(for the record, registered republican here before you start throwing liberal democrat at me)
I'm an Independent. You made a good post. No need to insult.

Liberal-Democrats ain't bad. I know many who are not voting for Barack Obama.

Voting for Obama does not make a person bad... just mis-informed.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:19 AM
 
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Voting for Obama does not make a person bad... just mis-informed.
And I agree that opposite to be true ProudCapMarine

Ultimately I think no matter who wins it's going to be a wild ride
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:55 AM
 
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It does not look like he is wrapped up in a flag, jeez. What it looks like is his image & then another image superimposed over his. You know how photoshop & the likes work, right? As for the flag, well it looks like whatever company produced it screwed up. They should redo those, plain & simple.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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And I agree that opposite to be true ProudCapMarine

Ultimately I think no matter who wins it's going to be a wild ride
I agree with your last sentence totally. The wild ride has to do with the world's current situation. Hopefully, our president will not add to it.

The world, itself has an extremely tough future. We do not have the proper choices for president (AGAIN).
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