20 October, 2008
Obama Team Scraps National Anthem
Once again, Obama and his team have shown their true colors. It seems that at a campaign rally for Obama, they were pressed for time because they were wanting to add more speeches, so they scrapped the planned singing of the national anthem. I think the message is loud and clear as to what is important to this man, and it sure has nothing to do with patriotism.
Sandra Abrevaya, communications director for the Obama campaign's Manchester office gave the following statement to the local newspaper, The Union Leader:
"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."
Below is a clip from the local paper:
LONDONDERRY, N.H. -- A Londonderry high school student was supposed to sing the national anthem at Barack Obama's rally Thursday, but he ended up not being able to. Just hours before he was to hit the stage, the Obama campaign told him he was no longer needed. Zach Bengal, 17, said he was bumped because the campaign had to make time for more speeches. He said the campaign worker who broke the news was apologetic and said they'd keep him in mind for the future. In a written statement, the campaign said it regretted what it called a miscommunication with Bengal, but it said several other New Hampshire residents were able to speak at the event.