More “Implied” Endorsements from Obama for Another Candidate from DeKalb County, PART II?

It seems like everyone wants to imply in DeKalb County that they have been endorsed by the First Couple Of The Universe. Indeed, after DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones’ advertisement dispute concerning his implied endorsement from U.S. Senator Barack Obama and a similar implied endorsement for DeKalb County Commission District 4 candidate Sharon Barnes-Sutton in another advertisement which featured Barnes-Sutton and Obama embracing under a headline of “Together, we Can!” comes yet another instance of a DeKalb County candidate trying to suggest to the electorate that he, too, has been given an endorsement by Those Who Will Save Us.

In the July 10, 2008 edition of CrossRoads News is an ad from DeKalb County CEO candidate Stan Watson, currently a member of the State House. At the top of the ad yet another inspirationally vapid comment from Jehovah is placed. However, at right is featured a photo of Watson with Michelle Obama, who I am told is now proud of her county for the first time. (LARGE PHOTO OF AD)

A review of the endorsement page on Watson’s campaign website features a long list of those who support his candidacy…but Michelle and Barack Obama are curiously not listed.

Watson should be embarrassed for deliberately attempting to mislead the electorate into believing that there is some sort of connection between the Obama’s and him.


  1. midtown_maven says:

    Given this is likely a nationwide phenomena, the Obama campaign should put out a statement on the practice.

    Such as, no unauthorized use of Barack Obama’s image in campaign material, or just ignore it all.
    Otherwise you have someone like Vernon Jones who gets creamed in a news interview and these other folks who get away with it.
    Besides is it really such a bad practice just to use a picture? It’s not like you’re saying you’ve been endorsed by the man.

  2. atlantaman says:

    So midtown, are you saying using a picture of Obama is a bad practice or is not a bad practice?

  3. atlantaman says:

    Since I get a lot of GOP mail, I’ll say Republicans do it all the time (use a picture of themselves with famous GOPer). Although, I’ve never seen anyone be as blatant about the implied endorsement and Photoshop cut-and-paste as Vernon.

    On another note, has anyone noticed how Markel’s (the woman running against John Lewis) yard sign colors and logo are almost identical to Obama’s?

  4. Romegaguy says:

    I agree with atlantaman. I cant tell you how many times I have seen mail with people pictured with W or Newt.

  5. Rogue109 says:

    Yeah, you’re right. I’ll agree with atlantaman and Romegaguy…the right does it, too. Let me refine my point to say that if Jones is getting the heat, so should they.

  6. Romegaguy says:

    It’s just a matter of time before I get a mail piece with a picture of a candidate laying flowers at Reagan’s grave

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