Barack is being attacked – and the campaign risks spiraling into trivia. But there are important points to be made. Barack does not wear one of those American Flag Lapel pins. Some have said that he is not patriotic because of this. Whoeee! Someone is nuts or something.
Barack responded with a long soliloquy about patriotism to a small Iowa TV station. That station edited his comments to suggest that he thinks that the American Flag pins are not patriotic. This is the problem with TV bloggers – they are just video versions of skeeterites.
Barack made the intellectual point that patriotism is much more than symbols or images. Patriotism lives in our words and actions. True patriots do not try to distort truth for political gain – they identify and follow the majestic intent of the Founding Fathers.
I like Obama more today than yesterday.
(Skeeterites are the ‘yellow journalists’ of blogging.)
See also: On Writing, Blogging, Journalism