3 hours ago
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Lets for a moment go back in time to when Barry Obama refused to wear an American Flag pin or even the time he refused to place his hand over his heart during the National Anthem.
Now lets fast foward to today..
According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, the Obama people dumped the Star Spangled Banner to make room for another speaker. The Obama campaign asked Zach Bencal of Londonderry, New Hampshire to sing the National Anthem at an Obama rally there Friday and then told him to forget about it -- they had scratched the National Anthem from the program.
Bencal, who the Union Leader explained sings the anthem for a number of school events and is actively involved in local community theater, had been contacted by the Obama campaign to sing the anthem. He agreed to do so, then was told later in the evening the anthem had been scratched from the program. Bencal said he was told by the campaign the decision was a simple programming change to make room for another speaker.
"We regret the miscommunication with Zach about today's event, but we are pleased that several other New Hampshire residents were able to speak at today's event where thousands of voters in both parties gathered to hear Sen. Obama discuss his plan to bring the change we need to Washington," Sandra Abrevaya, communications director for the Obama campaign's Manchester office told the Union Leader.
Am I the only one seeing a pattern here? Since when is there no time for the National Anthem?? This is sad and pathetic!