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. Dee

    He's so cute :)

    April 10, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  2. The Great One

    Wow CNN...i'm not one to usually diss one of your blogs but honestly..is this "News"???

    April 10, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  3. CP

    And this is news because??????/

    April 10, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  4. Curtis, NJ

    Sounds like a slow news day.

    April 10, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  5. Sabrina Las Vegas, NV

    *Lol*

    Gotta love this guy!

    April 10, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  6. LaShawn , Pensacola FL

    How cute is that. That soundslike something my husband or brothers would say. He's just like us. Gotta love this guy. I just saw on his youtube page how he went to this healthcare workers house and did all the duties she does daily" to walk in her shoes". Her name was Pauline Beck, i think You've got to check it out. He swept , mopped, washed dishes, laundry. Man what a guy!

    April 10, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  7. April in Texas

    LOL now thats funny.. At least hes quick on his comments and just another regular kind of guy..

    Obama 08

    April 10, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  8. was it the 3 P.M> Call

    poseing for a picture/ phone starts to vibrate/ staff got a laugh/ is this news?/ or the comic section/ please somebody help me out//

    April 10, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  9. t-bone

    Oh thank god CNN was there to cover that moment!

    April 10, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  10. Reuben - TX

    Now that's news, right? Looks like a gossip headline. pathetic

    April 10, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  11. Monica, Texas

    I'm an Obama supporter however CNN this is over the top....Slow news day?

    April 10, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  12. Justin

    c'mon, even this is the news? CNN, you'd better change your nane to "SUN"

    April 10, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  13. Saad from NJ

    I am not yet a huge Obama fan but I think that's very funny.... as long as it's not blown out of proportion.

    But why are you reporting this CNN? I am loyal CNN follower but sometimes you surprise me, in a bad way!!!

    April 10, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  14. Observant

    That's not awkward; that's hilarious.

    April 10, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  15. Eileen from Portland, Maine

    Wish it had been me!

    April 10, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  16. Geri

    And this is news??? Same as yesterday about his job and hat. Why don't you get critical of him and point out his mistakes and the evil people that have been his friends and comments made by her nastiness Michelle.

    April 10, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  17. Chyrel Wallace-Jackson, Chicago Illinois

    You just gotta love this guys since of humour! This is why the polls are narrowing. He's witty and without using late night television to cover up a famous Bosnia mispeak. My hat's off to this guy. I hope he takes the white house. I thought this was quite funny.

    April 10, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  18. YoungGrad

    Utterly amazing. That's my man!

    April 10, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  19. Brenda Elizabeth Waters

    Bet Hillary will jump on this innocent comment?????????????

    April 10, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  20. Brian

    Slow news day again CNN?

    April 10, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  21. Mark, Berwyn PA

    This qualifies for news about a potential leader of the free world?

    April 10, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  22. Adam

    Awkward? Just sounds funny to me.

    April 10, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  23. SayNoToHillaryBillaryCheslaryClintrous

    Wolf and CNN you guy are getting sillier every day goes by, why can't you report some thing constractive. This is a silly season we are trying to select our next president here act and report like a grown up wolf.

    April 10, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  24. frf

    WHY IS THIS AWKWARD OR NEWSWORTHY?

    April 10, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  25. Sophie

    Ewww.

    April 10, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
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