Would you like to meet Barack Obama?

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image86
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    I'm realizing I really don't.

    Back story on this thread:
    I receive fundraising emails from the Obama campaign all the time.
    Not long ago, they offered an opportunity to meet Barack Obama and George Clooney. I thought to myself ... "Wow. I would kill (not literally) to meet George Clooney!"
    Today I received another.
    Subject line offering to meet Obama and Clinton.
    I thought to myself (before opening it), "Wow. I don't really care whether they mean Hill or Bill, I would love to meet Clinton."
    [Note: They mean Bill].

    How about you?
    Do you have any desire to meet Obama?
    Or if not an Obama fan, do you wish to meet your candidate of choice in person?

    1. Trish_M profile image84
      Trish_Mposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi smile

      I'm English, so I'm not going to be voting for any presidents ~ but I hope that I can still reply smile

      I am not the sort of person who collects autographs, or anything like that, but I do think that it would be interesting to meet Obama ~ or Clinton.

      Both seem to be nice enough people, but the presidency is a very responsible job ~ and one of their own choosing. I think that it would be very illuminating to speak to them.

    2. chipsball profile image59
      chipsballposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I would certainly like to sit down and have a one on one dialouge with the President of the United States...How can you have a second thought about that MM! If you get a chance to meet with him and TALK... WHAT's the problem MM?

    3. Onusonus profile image78
      Onusonusposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't mind having a chat with him.
      http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/532868_374612059263825_114364638621903_969804_1966079311_n.jpg

    4. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sure I'd like to meet him.  I'd need at least an hour, though.  Reckon it'll take that (or longer) for him to wrap his mind around even the most basic of American laws and Constitution.   Somebody needs to teach him that, since Harvard dropped the ball apparently.  Or maybe Occidental accidentally dropped it lol  No matter what, the man needs to know the facts of life and law.

    5. profile image0
      JaxsonRaineposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I would like to meet Romney, but not Obama.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image86
        Mighty Momposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hubber Habee has met Romney.
        She went to a campaign breakfast and wrote all about it for us.
        It was pretty exciting for her and rather cool to get her play-by-play.

        I think if I had to meet any of them I'd actually enjoy meeting Joe Biden.
        smile

        1. profile image61
          logic,commonsenseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          If you do meet him, see if you can help him get his foot out of his mouth!  smile

          1. Mighty Mom profile image86
            Mighty Momposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            You may be anatomically confused, l,c.
            It's not his foot.
            It's  his tongue that's firmly planted in his cheek.
            lol

  2. livelonger profile image93
    livelongerposted 6 years ago

    I'm a solid Obama supporter and have no interest myself.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image86
      Mighty Momposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, LL.
      I feel better about my ambivalance now.
      smile

      1. livelonger profile image93
        livelongerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        lol I never understood those people gushing and weeping at political rallies. I guess I've never heard a politician say something that was so genuinely moving. Some good poetry might be better for that.

  3. lovemychris profile image70
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    I'd love to meet him just to see that laughy/smile.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image86
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Not much of a gusher myself, either.
    Plus, the artificiality of the occasion gives me pause.

    Well, LMC. I will give the donation and if by some miracle I win, you can go in my stead.
    smile

    1. lovemychris profile image70
      lovemychrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That would be great.
      My grandson is going to Washington in June...I really hope he gets a chance to see Obama...or Bo. smile

  5. Disappearinghead profile image75
    Disappearingheadposted 6 years ago

    A few years back Bill Clinton came to speak at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival here in the UK. I would certainly have liked to have been there to listen to him as he appears to be an intelligent man as opposed to George  Dubya. Certainly Obama comes across with a certain nobility and intelligence too. But hey, on this side of the pond we only get a a limited view of what's going on in US politics.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image86
      Mighty Momposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Limited view? How can this be possible?
      Here on the Hub Pages forums we strive to provide our non-US friends with not only a 360 degree view, but the Full Monty!
      lol

  6. Shanna11 profile image92
    Shanna11posted 6 years ago

    If I could sit down and talk to him and be able to have a solid conversation, perhaps. But I've never been big into the "OMG, I SHOOK HIS HAND" kind of 'meet'.

  7. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    Yes - I'd like to tell him about personal responsibility...for murder.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image86
      Mighty Momposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Whose murder, WTS?

      1. innersmiff profile image71
        innersmiffposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        A few thousand Libyans, just to name a few.

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          If you're going to hold the President in the manner in which you are, then you are to also include every single person who made a decision on that matter.

          1. Repairguy47 profile image61
            Repairguy47posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Not really, Obama is the commander in Chief. The rest are just following his orders.

            1. Cagsil profile image81
              Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Doesn't matter or change what I said. It's actually completely irrelevant. I don't give a damn what position he holds.
              This is a pure BS excuse.

              Prime example: The movie a few good men. A couple of Marines were on trial for the murder of one of their own.

              In the end, they too followed an order and were found guilty of conduct unbecoming of a Marine.

              Following orders is pure BS.

              1. Repairguy47 profile image61
                Repairguy47posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                A few good men, really? If the order is LAWFUL then no such finding will be found. If an order is LAWFUL then in fact Obama is not a mass murderer. You may want to not use fiction as a basis for determining guilt or innocence. Just a thought.

                1. Cagsil profile image81
                  Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Yes. Have a problem with the movie?
                  IF lawful. Did the people say it was okay to attack? I don't remember the President asking the public. Oh yeah that's right, he invoked Executive Power, to issue the order. roll Doesn't make the attack RIGHT now does it?
                  I didn't say he was a mass murder. I said that everyone including the President should be held accountable for laying such an attack.

                  I don't agree with America policing the whole world. It's completely absurd and will completely bankrupt this country. American politicians are the idiots who continue their tirade on the rest of the world, supposedly protecting American interests, and that a lie in and of itself, because it's not IN America's best interest to police the world.
                  I'm not. roll

                  1. Repairguy47 profile image61
                    Repairguy47posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Have a problem with the movie? Yeah, it sucked, anything with Tom Cruise sucks. I don't believe Obama asked my permission to bomb anyone, executive powers seems to be all he needs, so does that make every order given in this circumstance lawful? I don't know, do you?

                    I said     The rest are just following his orders.

                    You said

                    This is a pure BS excuse.

                    Prime example: The movie a few good men. A couple of Marines were on trial for the murder of one of their own.

                    In the end, they too followed an order and were found guilty of conduct unbecoming of a Marine.

                    Following orders is pure BS.

                    Prime example of what? The ending of a MOVIE??? roll

            2. lovemychris profile image70
              lovemychrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Ahahaha! Unless it's the orders to get Bin-Laden....THEN Obama's orders don't count HUH?

            3. Josak profile image60
              Josakposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Obedience of military command has been shown again and again to be no legal excuse for actions, take the Nuremberg trials for example.

          2. innersmiff profile image71
            innersmiffposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I actually do include everyone who was involved with that decision.

            That doesn't include congress, incidentally, since Obama gets his orders from the UN now.

            1. Cagsil profile image81
              Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Actually, that's BS.

              Obama doesn't take ORDERS from the UN.

              1. innersmiff profile image71
                innersmiffposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                "Obama to Boehner: UN gave us the OK [to invade Libya]"
                http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/wat … ner-libya/

              2. lovemychris profile image70
                lovemychrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                To these people, he takes orders from Beelzebub.

      2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You expect a comprehensive list.....which search engine in the US could provide that?

        Have innocent persons been killed by our military?  He is the commander in chief - so he is clearly a mass murderer, no better than Pol Pot.

        1. Repairguy47 profile image61
          Repairguy47posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Does that include those killed in mistakes made by our military?

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            When "mistakes" are a paradigm - fuck yes!!!

            Of course the media monopoly padded the numb minds for years prior with that blood stained notion they called "collateral damage." Absolutely nothing in mass politics is accident, and the msm proliferates a meme that we are nothing but glorified apes to ease the passages of serial murderers in office.

  8. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I wouldn't mind meeting the him. However, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't enjoy the earful I would give him. By the time I was done, he would wish that his A$$ was chewed out by his wife and not a citizen.

  9. Repairguy47 profile image61
    Repairguy47posted 6 years ago

    Would you like to meet Barack Obama?

    Why?

  10. handymanbill profile image81
    handymanbillposted 6 years ago

    Why? You would not get answers to any thing you asked him and it would be a waste of time and energy on my part.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image86
      Mighty Momposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you on that, handymanbill.
      I would not expect answers or sincerity.
      I am not awed by position or power or charisma.
      So it would be a waste of time!

      I'm not sure I have any interest in meeting any politician that represents me, actually. Possible exception: my congresswoman. She's cool and low key.
      smile

    2. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Who would ask him question regarding his job? Only a moron would ask him something about his job, other than "what's it like to be President of America". I mean seriously.

      Meeting the man, even if a conversation was just hello, a handshake, nice to meet you, and goodbye were all to happen.

      It would be an honor to meet anyone in that kind of position. The most average person(and I mean those who are not political) would love and be honored, regardless of what's happened.

      The Presidency is an institution, it's a position which is supposed automatically be respected. Just because you don't like the person in charge doesn't in any way, shape or form, take away what the institution originally stands for.

  11. incomeguru profile image97
    incomeguruposted 6 years ago

    Yes :lol

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    I bet most people would act like Dorothy on Golden Girls if they met the President of the US. She had lots of things to tell him, and lots of complaints. When she met him she was tongue tied.

  13. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I wouldn't mind meeting Obama. I've met Hil, Bill, Al, and Tipper. I don't think I'd want to discuss politics with the POTUS, however. I'd just like to talk with him because I find him interesting.

 
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