AMERIKA --- Barak Hussein Obama explained clearly the reason he does not wear an American flag pin on his lapel like all other presidential candidates. It does not represent hope and change.
"I am the candidate of hope, change, and the future," said Obama. "I am very patriotic, so this has nothing to do with patriotism. The American flag just doesn't represent hope, change, and the future to me. And I am only focused on those areas right now. Anything that does not fit with that theme has no part in my life. Just like I would never wear a picture of George Bush on my lapel. Or a crucifix. Or a dollar sign. Those things have no place in my theme. My hopeful dream of a changing future of hopefulness can only be realized with my full focus on those areas. And it has nothing to do with patriotism."