Mike Thompson (24 Dec 2011)
"Look again at that manorah, Re- Frank's manorah post"

Look at the one in the Huffington post pic which you linked.
 Both it and the picture that you posted had the manorah slightly below the plane the camera was on, NOT enough to exaggerate the position of the center candle.  In fact, the flaming tips of the candles are exactly at eye level from the photographer.
 Obama and crew were on a platform, thus raising the table and manorah.
 That manorah was modified.