Once again, Obama takes the opportunity to make a momentous occasion all about him. Maybe the President of the United States didn?t have any photos of himself with Nelson Mandela?
Barack Obama is no stranger to narcissism. He marked the 57th and 58th anniversaries of Rosa Parks? refusal to move to the back of the bus with a picture of himself sitting on a bus. He marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK with a picture of himself looking up at a picture of JFK. He has even come under fire from the press for limiting their access for pictures and instead using his own photographer for staged pictures.
So, I guess it should come as no surprise that on the day that marks the passing of former South African President and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama would commemorate this day with a picture of himself standing in the jail cell that was home to Mandela after he was imprisoned for life in 1964, serving 27 years before release, for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government. Source