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Obama campaign condemns "Hang in there" sign in Redgranite


REDGRANITE, WI (WTAQ) - President Obama’s campaign is condemning a home made sign in the central Wisconsin community of Redgranite.

The sign on Highway 21 reads, “Hang in there, Obama.” And it has the drawing of a noose, the words “Hang Obama” in large red capital letters, and the words “in there” in smaller black letters in the middle of the phrase.

Thomas Savka made the sign. He told FOX 11 it was meant to draw attention – but while it might surprise people, he said he actually supports Obama.

Savka said if you read the entire sign, it encourages the president to keep up the good fight. And he said those who see racial implications because of the noose are not getting the point.

The president’s campaign doesn’t see the point, either. In a statement to FOX 11, an Obama spokesperson said, “This type of imagery is inappropriate, and has no place in public discourse around elections.”