April 10th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama: I'm not 'getting fresh or anything'

 Obama campaigned in Indiana Thursday.
Obama campaigned in Indiana Thursday.

(CNN) – Barack Obama appeared to have a bit of an awkward moment on the campaign trail in South Bend, Indiana.

From the pool report:

"[Obama] posed for report pictures with the staff when he apparently felt his phone start to vibrate in his pocket on his right thigh – against which one woman was closely pressed.

"Now that’s my phone buzzing there," he said, drawing a laugh. "I don’t want you to think I’m getting fresh or anything."


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (175 Responses)
  1. evelyn

    Tacky, tacky, tacky!!

    April 10, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  2. Veterans for Obama

    This is an awkward news item...are we hurting for ticker fodder?

    April 10, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. Barb Canada

    EWWWWW What an ugly comment! What a filthy mind!

    April 10, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  4. Libero

    CNN: are you SURE you are a "respected news organization"???? This is news to you?

    April 10, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  5. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    Well, that is news. Come on, CNN what do you mean by that!!!!!
    This is the first time i have ever asked, but, this is a story?

    April 10, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  6. Doug, Florida

    Slow day at CNN. Is this New????

    Obama 08

    April 10, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  7. A in NYC

    Good ole CNN. Always hitting the hard stories on Obama...

    April 10, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  8. Pat Va

    What a great sense of humor...very natural, not contrived like...well you know WHO I mean.

    April 10, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  9. Doug, Florida

    Slow day at CNN. Is this News????

    Obama 08

    April 10, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  10. Terrence W from NC

    WHY CNN WHY?

    April 10, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  11. Ken

    Congratulations CNN. You really are trying to raise the voting IQ of the public with these hard-hitting informative stories.

    Is there a contest I'm not aware of? A contest for the most moronic media outlet?

    April 10, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  12. Alex H

    Ha! That would be awkward!

    April 10, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  13. Jordan

    This is a stupid headline CNN... Give me something worth reading, or get out of the news business!
    -The not-so-gullible reader

    April 10, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  14. Beau from Denver

    Is this really a story? Must be a slow news day.

    April 10, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  15. JJ

    Thanks for the story.... must be a pretty slow news day though.

    April 10, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  16. NC for Obama

    slow news day?

    April 10, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  17. Nancy

    LOL

    Love Obama !

    April 10, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  18. Jay

    Yes. Real Presidential material here. What a pervert.

    April 10, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  19. Kenneth M.

    PERHAPS HE WAS JUST HAPPY TO SEE HER.

    April 10, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  20. Jim

    slow news day?

    April 10, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  21. See

    And this is a VERY good reason not to vote for him...His phone vibrates only when he's around a woman...THiS MAN iS SO Evil to women.

    And if you believe that arguement or have formed an opinion about anyone because of something that simple then YOU TO Evil and probably dumber than that remark.

    Slow day huh CNN?!?

    April 10, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  22. I supported HRC because of Bill

    And this is news because........?

    Really slow day at CNN

    April 10, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  23. Donald, SC

    Now that just solved an American problem. Come CNN, give us te real news.

    April 10, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  24. White Woman for Obama

    This is news??

    April 10, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  25. Ann

    I like him for he is a normal guy.

    April 10, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
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