It’s not about foreign policy, nor is it a charge from the Romney campaign. Instead, the crisis stems from “Talk Like A Pirate Day.”
To mark the faux holiday on Wednesday, Obama campaign staffers tweeted a picture of the president meeting with a man dressed as a pirate. The tweet asked: “Arrr you in?”
It appears the Obama campaign is co-opting a common practice among brands on social media—that is, taking advantage of a wacky holiday for some light-hearted engagement (see: Oreo’s Daily Twist).
The fun didn’t last long though. Opponents seized on the photo, launching attacks such as this one from the blog Fox News Insider:
“The White House has said that the president is too busy to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but one pirate got a sit down in the Oval Office yesterday.”