September 11th turned out to be just another day on the Obama-Biden campaign website: A fundraising memo from first lady Michelle Obama, a pitch for gay rights including a rainbow-colored American flag, and a campaign picture under the headline "Photo of the day--September 11th, 2012."
Oh, there were two tweets to commemorate the 9/11 attacks, but finding them was hard.
By comparison, the Romney-Ryan campaign features two blog entries, one from Mitt Romney and the other from Paul Ryan, and a 9/11 news release. The Romney campaign homepage featured a tweet and Facebook note about 9/11.
The president's homepage had no 9/11 mention. Instead, it led with a blog note from Michelle Obama. "I know we've been asking a lot from you lately. What I'm asking today is easy--but critical if we want to win this election. Please take a moment to commit to vote, and get at least one other person to do the same," she wrote.
Under that was a picture of a gay America flag and audio from an Obama backer cheering the support for gay rights. Finally, the page included the photo of the day showing fans holding four fingers up over the cutline, "four more years in Florida."
A hat tip to Jeryl Bier, author of the speak with authority blog, and who pointed the Obama page out to Secrets.
He noted that six mentions of "9/11" on the barackobama.com website in the past week are related to phone banks. One mention noted: "The phone bank that was formerly scheduled for Tuesday is being moved to Wednesday, out of respect for 9/11."