Obama had an interesting weekend on the campaign trail. First, he was at a sports bar in Orlando and a patron pointed out that a boy was born in Hawaii. He makes the shaka sign and says, “You were born in Hawaii. You have a birth certificate?” The customers busted out laughing. Hahaha. Nice swipe at the birthers.
He made another stop at a pizza parlor in Ft. Pierce, FL. The owner gave him a great big bear hug…with the permission of the Secret Service, of course. I’m sure they weren’t exactly thrilled. I love it. Probably because I’m a huggy person by nature.
I love it when we can see the President in these types of situations. It’s a little more relaxed and informal, showing us the more personal side to him. And you can get more of a feel for the person and their nature. He really seems genuine and down-to-earth.
Great pictures. 🙂
September 10th, 2012 at 6:07 AM
It turns out that the bear hug guy was a Republican who voted for Obama in 2008 and intends to this year also. It appears that there is still a few moderate and thinking conservatives out there, no?
September 11th, 2012 at 8:48 PM
That was surprising. Pleasantly so. 🙂
Yes and there always will be. Their voices are just getting drowned out by the loud, far Right of their party.
September 10th, 2012 at 6:06 PM
I like the look on the woman’s face as she sits there. I can hear her now — “Oh honey, stop being silly and put the President down…our pizza is getting cold.”
This is one of Obama’s great strengths – his ease with real people and social situations. Every time Anne Romney protests too much and says “we really are in touch with everyday people” what my head hears is Mr. Burns from the Simpsons saying, “I’m quite fond of these hammed-burgers, Smithers. Lets have another the next time cook is away.”
September 11th, 2012 at 8:51 PM
😆 Nice Simpsons reference! Whenever they claim they can relate to everyday people, I think about what Romney said when asked if he liked NASCAR. “I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners.” 🙄
September 11th, 2012 at 8:58 PM
Oh my gosh – I somehow had missed that — although it sounds like pure Romney. Its not so much he’s rich that scares me – its that he is so tone deaf to the rest of us.
September 11th, 2012 at 2:36 PM
can you imagine rMoney’s reaction if anyone tried to bear hug him like that? for that matter, can you imagine anyone wanting to give any of the rMoneys hugs? the very thought makes me guffaw.
September 11th, 2012 at 9:07 PM
I imagine a fake smile followed by horror in private.