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Obama talks about what patriotism means to him

By David Edwards
Monday, June 30, 2008 12:15 EDT
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Barack Obama traveled to the aptly named town of Independence to give a speech about patriotism.

The Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign talked about “what patriotism means to him and what it requires of all Americans who loves this country and want to see it do better.”

The speech in Missouri Monday comes in the run-up to the July 4 holiday and as Obama seeks to reassure voters about his commitment to the country as well as to counter questions about his patriotism. He’s recently started wearing a flag pin on his lapel.

Obama faced questions about and criticism of his patriotism during the Democratic nomination fight.

(with wire reports)

This video is from CNN.com, broadcast June 30, 2008.



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David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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