CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama plans to deliver what his campaign is calling a “major speech” Monday, centering around an issue he’s been trying to highlight for months now: his patriotism.

The remarks come in Harry Truman’s hometown of Independence, Missouri, just days before the Fourth of July.

“Sen. Obama will discuss what patriotism means to him and what it requires of all Americans who love this country and want to see it do better,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton wrote in a morning email to reporters.

At the risk of restating the obvious, he wouldn’t need to make a speech to convince everyone about his patriotism, if he actually had any in the first place;.  We’d already know.

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