Be afraid people, be very afraid. We’ve just entered a whole new realm of Obama crazy.
Source: U.S. News and World Reports “One Nation, Under a New Obama Salute”
George Bush had his three-fingered W salute that supporters flashed when greeting him at presidential campaign events in 2000. And now, if a Los Angeles creative agency gets its way, Sen. Barack Obama will see fans meet him with his own salute like the one above.”Our goal is to see a crowd of 75,000 people at Obama’s nomination speech holding their hands above their heads, fingers laced together in support of a new direction for this country…
“We thought, ‘Let’s try and start a movement where even while walking down the street, people would hold up the O and you would know that they were for Obama.'”
“We want to see it everywhere, but more importantly we want this sign to take the world by storm.”
Update: I’ve had a nagging feeling all day that I’ve seen this type of symbol before, but I couldn’t place where. A dinner conversation among a few PUMA friends- who are not only enjoyable company, but also happen to be self-described scifi experts- lead to an answer. Hold onto your hats folks…it’s from an old Star Trek episode- The Way to Eden!! Is your mind officially blown?! I warned you to hold onto your hats.
In the episode, the Enterprise is hijacked by an insane doctor and his fanatical followers in an attempt to find paradise. It sounds very Obamabot ‘hopey-changey’ to us. Many thanks to my dinner companions who also helped point me in the right direction to the episode clip posted below.