Let’s go over the basics:
Man bites dog is news. Dog bites man is not news. Whether Barack Obama wears a flag lapel pin is beyond trivial.
The fact that a presidential candidate is wasting our time with an explanation of such nonsense is an example of the current level of public discourse. It also does not speak well of Obama. The banality of his observations on this matter boggle the mind. What kind of ego is it that feels we must listen to this blather? Enough.
A final reference to a famous quote. As Dr. Johnson told us: Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Dithering on about what constitutes a patriot is the last refuge of failed candidates.