Yes, he can -- but should he have?
Barack Obama’s campaign has shelved the quasi-presidential seal that it unveiled just Friday. Critics called the design a sign of bad judgment and arrogance.
It echoed the official presidential seal, with a Latin version of his “Yes, we can” motto replacing “E pluribus unum” and his rising-sun campaign logo replacing the bald eagle’s Stars and Stripes shield. It was on Obama’s lectern when he spoke at a Democratic governors meeting. The GOP chided him, and national news organizations pounced on the story.
“There are no other plans in place for the seal,” said Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan. “It was used for that one event.”
-- Kate Linthicum