April 10th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
7 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. PLEASE...

    I'M AN OBAMA SUPPORTER BUT THIS IS NOT NEWS. O DON'T NEED TO KNOW EVERYTHING HE SAYS OR DOES OR WHEN HE FARTS!!! STICK TO THE ISSUES.

    April 10, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  2. dave

    This is news? I guess it's kind of funny, but to have this as a news lead-line is kind of pathetic.

    April 10, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  3. Deb

    Was she a "Typical White Women"?

    How disgusting that you call this news!

    April 10, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  4. Dave in DC

    If only they had vibrating cell phones when Bill Clinton was president.

    April 10, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  5. Amused, Las Vegas

    And this is on here why?

    April 10, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  6. rachel

    awwh another cute barrack story. I am sure he wasnt getting fresh there is nothing fresh about especially his ideas

    April 10, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  7. mdm

    This article ignores the most important point...

    Who was calling?

    April 10, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  8. Registered Voter - Pa

    LOL.. you gotta love it! He is such a down to earth guy!

    April 10, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. breanna

    e-gads. i would hope not what would michelle think? i have seen the muscles on that woman and she scares me.

    April 10, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. sacto joe

    You guys are ridiculous!!!! That's about as worthy of space on this page as information about how my cat barfed up a furball this morning!

    April 10, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  11. Allan

    ...unlike my Democratic predecessor.

    April 10, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  12. jAYjAY

    And this is news?

    April 10, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  13. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    The Fresh Prince does not give me a buzz, just the sinking feeling of a high-minded and well-intentioned but inevitable loss of a chance to take the White House from the Bushies. Thanks a lot, Reverend Wright.

    April 10, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  14. David, Silver Spring, MD

    That reminds me of what Monica once asked Bill, "Is that a cell phone in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"

    April 10, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  15. Jamil, Dearborn, MI

    So he cracked a joke with members of his staff....why is this news?

    April 10, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  16. Adam - TX

    Wow, this is journalism at its best. Bravo, CNN, bravo...

    April 10, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  17. Cindy,CA

    Obama acting presidental? What was he thinking!!

    April 10, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    he is funny

    April 10, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  19. Michael Guinn- Ventura, CA

    This is newsworthy?
    We are in a war, our economy is in recession, we need universal healthcare and we get THIS?
    Come on CNN!

    April 10, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  20. michael in maine

    You have to like a guy with a good sense of humor and a quick thinker... Not bad qualities for a leader to have...

    April 10, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  21. MJB in GA

    Seriously, CNN? You consider this news?

    April 10, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  22. Mike Taylor

    hmm...he got a little carried away with the "i'm not getting fresh" part.

    April 10, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  23. Evan

    Really? This is news?

    April 10, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  24. Dani

    Great to wake up to a great afternoon buzz with Obama's phone vibrating in his pants pocket while his anti-american and terrorist affiliations continue to spread the hate!

    April 10, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  25. Drew

    OH NO Obama's phone can buzz, this is breaking news.

    April 10, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
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