For the second installment of our “Say What?” series of writing captions for photos, we’re going to use a political picture. This year, politics has been dominating the news, with all the primaries and caucuses to find a couple of presidential candidates.
This picture features one of the main Democrat candidates, Barack Hussein Obama. This particular picture has become controversial of late, because he didn’t put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem. The U.S. Flag Code states that you should in this situation. And lest you think it’s just a well-timed photo, there’s a video at Snopes.com that shows he wasn’t for the entire song. An Obama campaign spokesperson said, “Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn’t. In no way was he making any sort of statement, and any suggestion to the contrary is ridiculous.” You can think what you want about that, though I wonder why a professional politician who calculates every move would sometimes do it and sometimes not do it. Anyway, let’s get to the picture and the captions.
You can write what Obama might be thinking, or what the other people in the photo might be thinking, or you can write your own analysis or commentary of the situation from a third-party perspective. Have fun!
(You can see other photos needing captions by clicking on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)