Old Glory Not Allowed
Did anyone notice there was no flag at the debate at Morgan University last week? I didn't notice either. Old Glory was absent just like Fred, Rudy, Mitt, and John.
Republican front-runners weren't the only things missing from the presidential debate stage. The American flag was AWOL, too. The backdrop to the "All-American Presidential Forum," brought to you by Tavis Smiley and PBS, was a map of the United States, superimposed with a checkerboard of multicultural faces.
Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, one of the presidential hopefuls, asked debate organizers to get Old Glory up there, too, according to Chris Cavey, first vice chairman of the state GOP. Cavey was acting as an escort for another candidate, Tom Tancredo of Colorado, and heard Hunter's request over his earpiece about half an hour before the show began.
"Escorts were wired. I heard [in the earpiece], 'Congressman Hunter is requesting a flag on stage,'" Cavey said. Request denied.(LINK)
The reason you ask -
Forum organizers also did not return calls seeking comment. The buzz among some Republicans was that organizers thought the flag might "offend" some members of the audience.
That makes me sick. They go on to say that the flag would clash with the stage background colors. I got news for you..Old Glory enhances any view. There you have it folks. This is where we are as a nation. If the flag offends you then my foot would like to help you leave the room.