A caterer for a Barack Obama campaign event wore a cheeky T-Shirt making fun of the president, and amazingly, no one ordered him to remove it. Iowa deli owner Ross Murty sported a navy shirt, with the lettering "Government didn't build my business, I DID," a not-too-subtle reference to a recent Obama speech.
Murty is obviously a supporter of Republican candidate Mitt Romney, but his deli co-owner is a Democrat. Perhaps that explains how he wound up Wednesday serving food for the press corps at a Democratic campaign stop. You can view a photo of Murty posing here.
Obama last month committed possibly the worst error of his campaign when he told business owners, "You didn't build that." The absurd statement quickly became an Internet meme, and is now a rallying cry for those opposed to Obama's big government policies.
It seems strange that the caterer was allowed to continue wearing this shirt, especially after photographers began snapping away. How long did it take for the campaign staff to realize they had a provocateur in their midst?
This prank must have infuriated Obama. Didn't anyone from his team notice that their caterer was wearing a shirt poking fun at the president? But, considering there are hundreds of election fundraisers and speeches, sometimes mistakes are going to occur.