The above image of President Barack Obama was formed from sand and put on display during the Democratic National Convention held in Charlotte, North Carolina. It appeared in the news at the time when rains that drenched the area damaged the sand sculpture and it had to be refashioned.
When a sister in Christ wrote to me recently and mentioned that she had been contemplating the coincidence of the names Hurricane Sandy, and Sandy Hook, and was led to contemplate the relation to the name “Sandman,” she piqued my interest. Sister Sherry provided a link to an article that describes Barack Obama as a sandman. In the article there is a quotation from 2008 where Barack Obama uses the term “Sandman” when referring to his performance.
“It had been a particularly musical occasion and the president’s appearance followed several performers including soul singer the Rev. Al Green, whom Obama acknowledged,” Hodges explains in his book. “But the entertainers were expected to sing – Obama was only expected to speak. Without warning, however, he delivered a surprisingly pleasing falsetto lyric, ‘I’mmm … sooo in love with you’ – the opening line from Green’s 1972 hit ‘Let’s Stay Together.’ Not believing their ears, the audience bursts into applause. After the ovation subsides, Obama takes it all in, then hesitantly glances toward his staff off stage right. Talking directly to them but also to America, he blurts out, ‘Those guys didn’t think I would do it. I told you I was going to do it.’”
But Obama added a comment most reporters missed.
“The sandman did not come out,” Obama said. “Now don’t worry, I can’t sing like you, but I just wanted to show my appreciation.”
What Obama intended by this remark is revealed in the following information found on Wikipedia……..