Obama gets a new Latin slogan: “Vero Possumus”
CHICAGO – Barack Obama’s presidential campaign rolled out a new slogan on Friday: “Vero Possumus.”
The Latin phrase roughly translates to his main campaign mantra, “Yes, we can.”
The words made their debut on a seal on the Democratic White House hopeful’s podium as he met with governors from his party in Chicago. The seal resembled the official presidential seal, complete with a picture of the American eagle with “Vero Possumus” inscribed above it.
It helped complete a presidential-looking setting for Obama’s meeting with the governors. In addition to the seal were a row of American flags lined up behind Obama and long blue curtains that also adorned the backdrop of the roundtable meeting.
Photo: Reuters/Jim Bourg – Barack Obama at a news conference after meeting his foreign policy advisory panel at a hotel in Washington, D.C., on June 18, 2008.