This smacks of heightened insecurity.
Etch-A-Sketch Preezie of the United Steezie.
(CBS) –Until now, a campaign sign was often affixed to the lectern at campaign events. Earlier in the day, at a campaign speech in Poland, Ohio, a placard bearing the slogan “Betting on America” was affixed to the lectern. The same was the case yesterday at other stops on his bus tour.
Displaying the presidential seal serves to enhance the prestige of the event and contrast Mr. Obama‘s incumbency from Mitt Romney’s status as a challenger.
There’s nothing illegal about displaying the presidential seal at a political event being addressed by the president, but until now, the Obama White House felt it was inappropriate.
In 2010, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told CBS News that it had been decided “that at strictly political events we would not use” the presidential seal.
At least Obama’s usage of the Presidential Seal is one based on reality (unfortunately). But remember when the Obama used a quasi presidential seal during his 2008 campaign?
Obama will probably [also] be the first ex-president with his own ex-presidential seal too.
FYI: The Latin phrase “vero possumus” translates to “yes we can”. Though, I much prefer the phrase; ‘Non te potest non’ (No you can not) myself.
I’m not sure if it would be a wise move on Romney’s part (most likely not), but it would be hella funny if he were to have a seal of his own mimicking/mocking Obama’s 2008 version.
And you may also recall this skeevy Obama post-2008 election move:
That’s a clown move bro.