Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Obama Campaign Prints German-language Flyers for Berlin Rally
TheNextRight.com -- by Patrick Ruffini | July 22, 2008 at 10:36 PM
This is pretty extraordinary. A candidate for the American Presidency is using flyers printed in German to turn people out for his campaign rally in Berlin on Thursday. This flyer can be found on a bilingual page on BarackObama.com advertising the event.
The German flyers bear Obama's campaign logo and say "Paid for by Obama for America."
I'm surprised at this lapse in judgment in an otherwise well-oiled and professional Obama campaign. The last time they printed up campaign paraphenalia in a foreign language, it didn't work out so hot for them.
So, this isn't just some sober, high-minded foreign policy speech, part of a foreign trip occurring under the auspices of his official Senate office. It is a campaign rally occuring on foreign soil. They are using the same tactics to turn out Germans to an event as they would to any rally right here in America.