Barack Obama’s campaign apologised today to two Muslim women who were moved from behind the podium at a rally in Detroit earlier this week because volunteers wanted to prevent headscarves appearing in photographs and TV shots.
A spokesman said the decision was “offensive and counter” to Mr Obama’s “commitment to bring Americans together”.
But this incident reflects the sensitivity of a campaign which has spent months rebutting false rumours that Mr Obama is a secret Muslim - and the past 48 hours fighting charges he is soft on terrorism.
Getting crowded under that bus. Obambi's gonna have to get a bigger one.