Skip to comments.Report: Photo Showing Obama in Somali Garb Circulated by Clinton Campaign Source
Posted on 02/25/2008 6:31:24 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
A photo showing Barack Obama dressed in Somali garb is being circulated by campaign staffers working for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to DrudgeReport.com.
FOX News is working to confirm the report.
The photo was taken in 2006 during a trip through Africa. Obama was dressed as a Somali elder during a visit to southwestern Kenya, said the Drudge Report, which said a Clinton staff member had provided the photo to the Web site.
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Republican does it - It DEMANDS Jail time and eternal rebuke.
Hillary Clinton is responsible? Well now...thats just informing the public.
Regardless of who did it, he looks right at home in that garb.
Wait for the 2:00 press conference to say how “surprised” she is that someone in her staff would do this.
She is all too predictable....and did I mention pathetic?
She and her campaign are beyond pathetic.The best part about this is that once this gets out she'll seem like the meany and Obama will be able to play the aggrieved victim. She's toast.
Another brilliant move my Wolfson and Penn, two of the biggest fools in politics.
If they receive even one penny in consulting fees after this campaign, I will be surprised.
Wait, listen closely....thats the fat lady singing.
Ask not who she sings for Hillary. She sings for thee.
This is a campaign...the object is to win...this is a good tactic and I would have circulated this months ago.
Love the smell of Clintoon desperation in the morning.
Wonder what took them so long?
He looks a little vulnerable without the suicide belt.
Be that what it may ... rest assured the GOP will be using it this fall if Obama wins the 'rat nomination.
What was it she said over the weekend? Accusing OHB of using “tactics right out of Karl Rove’s playbook”. Shameless b.
While we’re on the subject, could someone explain to me why it is okay for OHB or the B or the former predator-in-chief or their spawn to troll churches shilling for votes but not for the other guys? Inquiring minds and all that.
I believe even Bush has worn tradition garb on his tours.
This hit piece will not be seen as “excellent” by the majority of the voters. People are onto Hillary’s nasty campaign style.....my only surprise is that theie campaign does not realize this yet.
Truly a bunch of fools.
Something tells me Barak Hussein Obama isn't coming clean about where his faith lies.
Camelot, Camelot? What is this Camelot...
...ah Yes....my side business....Uncle Husseins Camel-Lot!! Yes Yes, I can supply you with the very best in used Camels.
No more pathetic than the marxist she is running against.
The Clinton White House was run by a bunch of pizza eating - trash minded kids who acted like a kindergaten class that was out of control.
Looks like they are still on board & running her campaign!
I am surprised it was not doctored up some. Make the cane an AK-47 and strap some bombs around him.
Watch the poll numbers and see whether the voters think this is a “good tactic”.
This has been tried before with Obama is a muslim by the Clinton campaign and there too she acted shocked!!!!
"She and her campaign are beyond pathetic."
While I don't disagree with you, I think the fact that Obama did this clothing change is not a good sign even in the general election.
Like it or not, what our Presidents, and Presidential candidates, wear is significant. Remember Dukakis looking nerdy in the military helmet? Kerry looking like a rabbit in the NASA blue bunny suit?
Even the positive images are carefully stage-managed. Kennedy sailing; Bush Jr in a cowboy hat; Bush Sr at Kennebunkport; Reagan clearing brush. They all matter deeply.
If Obama has to manage an image crisis because he wore traditional African garb, so be it. He would need to prove to Americans that, as a black man, he will not orient American policy toward Africa. He will need to prove that he can lead white Americans, not just blacks. He will need to prove that he will treat all races fairly.
"Pay no attention to the wizardess behind the bhurka." (snicker)
Tells what, exactly?
Not a chance.
Just a picture of killary kissing Arafat's wife including the text of her statement against Israel!!!
It smells like VICTORY!!!
Why is that pathetic. American people should see crap pictures like this.
Obama scares me far more than Hillary
What’s wrong with the photo?
He wore traditional garb while visiting, so what?
I wore wooden shoes once, doesn’t make me Dutch.
His ‘blouse’ reminds me of a Confederate flag lol
While I may disagree with most of Obama’s beliefs, I do not believe for even one second that he has skeletons in his closet.
Oh, and I am NOT referring to the metaphorical skeletons either.
I really thought Hillary would drop a huge dirty bomb on Obama, but evidently she can’t find anything other than the ‘slumlord’ comment.
A TURBAN IS NOT TRADITIONAL KENYAN HEADWEAR. PERIOD. OBAMA IS WEARING A TURBAN.
IT IS AN IMPORT INTO KENYA - LIKE ISLAM. AN IMPORT FROM ISLAM - FROM MUSLIM INVADERS.
I agree. If there were pictures of Hillary in her Mao suit, we'd have seen them months ago.
People ought to realize that Obama is not an 'everyday' African-American but a Black (Muslim background) African...half his relatives (the Black ones ) are still in Africa. Wait till they show up in the Rose Garden wanting to sacrifice a lamb or something.
Hey, how about some stars on that big White X?
Oh, I wish I was in Dixie....
How is Hillary going to explain, during a live debate, her reason for doing this?
She’s done. Toast.
You know Wolf Blitzer or someone else is going to ask her, with Obama standing or sitting within a foot to a foot and a half of her, “Now, Senator Clinton, why, why did you decide to do this? What are you saying?”
And no matter what she says, she’s done. Toast.
I don’t go by poll numbers...I will judge this tactic by the votes...
“I believe even Bush has worn tradition garb on his tours.”
Exactly. Who could forget those photos in Saudi Arabia?
Wearing robes and holding hands with a man.
Hitlary Klinton embracing Suha Arafat...........yes.....she is kissing the face of a woman who wants to exterminate Jews......http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11273199.html
Yes, but it's not what defines him (Bush) as a person, it's not in his roots. He's doing it for a courtesy and generally there's no walking stick around. People see a man in gear like that, with a walking stick and immediately it brings to mind bin Laden (remember all those photos and videos of UBL with his walking stick?). I'm not saying any interpretation is right or wrong, I'm just saying perception means a lot and this photo is not going to leave a good mark on the American voters.
Re: Exactly. Who could forget those photos in Saudi Arabia?
Wearing robes and holding hands with a man.
And does ANYONE here believe Bush is a Saudi?