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Have You Seen This Photo?

  1. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Hey Hubbers,

    Have you seen the story behind this photo?

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/6653496_f248.jpg

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/sto … 41932.html

    What do you think?

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image59
      MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think it's pretty sweet.  It's natural for kids to look for differences and similarities between themselves and everybody else. Role models are doubly scrutinized.  I think it's cool that Obama indulged him.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I thought it was a good decision. I liked his choice of words when he was talking to him.

        The Times recounts the rest:

        "I want to know if my hair is just like yours," he told Mr. Obama, so quietly that the president asked him to speak again.

        Jacob did, and Mr. Obama replied, "Why don't you touch it and see for yourself?" He lowered his head, level with Jacob, who hesitated.

        "Touch it, dude!" Mr. Obama said.

        As Jacob patted the presidential crown, ... [White House photographer Pete] Souza snapped.

        "So, what do you think?" Mr. Obama asked.
        "Yes, it does feel the same," Jacob said. smile big_smile

    2. ChristyWrites profile image80
      ChristyWritesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Awe, what a sweet story. I had not seen this before and thank-you for sharing it. The boy wanted to check if he had similarities to the President. I like that the president called him "dude"

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome. My pleasure. I thought it was pretty cool. smile

        1. ChristyWrites profile image80
          ChristyWritesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I do agree Cagsil

  2. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    This was a pretty neat moment captured in a photo. The kid was obviously looking to find as much common ground as he could and has a neat story to tell his own kids one day. Thanks for sharing Cagsil.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      True. The experience alone will be something for him to talk about for all of his life. smile

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
        Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The kid will treasure that photo for the rest of his life.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes he will Ralph. smile

          @Someway- I'll agree. smile big_smile

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    that's cool!

    1. suziecat7 profile image82
      suziecat7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great moment. I think it says a lot about Obama and so much more. Thanks for sharing.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Suzie, great to see you on the forums. You're welcome. This was too cool not to share. smile

  4. Vellur profile image87
    Vellurposted 5 years ago

    This is sweet, shows Mr.President is all heart and real cool!!!!

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'll agree. smile big_smile

  5. Shanna11 profile image93
    Shanna11posted 5 years ago

    I think is horrendous-- absolutely unbecoming of a president to...


    No, I'm completely kidding. I think it's absolutely adorable. smile

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

      Good to know Shanna. smile

      1. Shanna11 profile image93
        Shanna11posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Stop saying that! Lol, I feel like you're just collecting information about me and storing it in a creepy little file beneath your bed or something! D:

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol

          Hey Shanna, you're an impressive lady...so why wouldn't I want to learn about you? wink But, to ease your mind, I don't keep files on anyone. lol

          1. ChristyWrites profile image80
            ChristyWritesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            LOL Shanna your comment is funny

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              lol lol Yes it was. tongue smile

  6. American View profile image61
    American Viewposted 5 years ago

    It's a great picture! Sometimes people forget that the Presidents are people too, no matter what side of the fence they are on. I have said many times, if the election was held on personality, Obama would win hands down every time.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you American View. And, I would agree, the position of President usually skews people's views, which makes them forget that the President is still human just like everyone else. smile

  7. Greekgeek profile image96
    Greekgeekposted 5 years ago

    I had that as the desktop wallpaper for my laptop a couple years ago when it first came out. It made me smile.

    Nerd that I am, I also have to nominate this photo for sheer awesomeness (mostly because I'm a huge Nichelle Nichols fan):

    President Obama Meets Uhura of Star Trek

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Greek. smile This was the first time I had seen the photo. smile

      @Prettypanther- Cool picture. smile Thank you for sharing it. smile

  8. PrettyPanther profile image84
    PrettyPantherposted 5 years ago

    I LOVE that photo and the story behind it.  Here is another great picture of our President with kids:

    http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/47374/2833434620082084340S425x425Q85.jpg

  9. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago

    Good thing the kid didn't ask, "boxers or briefs?"...

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That is something I don't even think a kid would be thinking about. Maybe some smart a$$ adult might come up with. lol But, thank you for the laughs.

 
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