(CNN) - Rest assured America, perhaps Barack Obama has not abandoned his signature fist bump.
It appears Tuesday's pool report - widely reported by several media outlets, including CNN - that Obama refused to bump fists with a child in Ohio was incorrect.
A review of the tape shows the child was instead asking Obama to sign his hand, but the presumptive Democratic nominee declined.
Watch: Obama doesn't decline bumping fists
"Mom might not be happy when she comes home," Obama said. "She'll be like, 'What is the dirt on your hand?'
Nice to see a retraction and the truth finally coming out of some of the media, but there are 1000+ comments made when everyone thought he "refused a bump".
Maybe this will take months to disprove ... just like there are thousands that still think Obama is a muslam, unpatriotic, and just too "black" to be president of the USA.
Where are all of the fact checkers before writing a story and broadcasting world wide.... oh yea.. there arnt any... anymore.
Good luck Obama.. and God speed on winning this election.
Hopefully the economy, the war, the gas prices, and the overall issues that affect the state of the nation will become headliners, instead of this fluff....
Glad to hear it, but uhh... not news.
please write about something significant. like mccain's involvement in Keating Five, Donald Diamond, Vicki Iseman. Something substantial. What are you talking about this for? Ridiculous. Please inform America about the terrible things McCain has done throughout the 149 years he's been in politics. Like consistently voting AGAINST veterans. Seriously folks, keep your eye on the ball. This election is more important than high fives and fist pumps.
You're telling me that someone was concerned enough about the "fist bump" to "review the tape"? Seriously, get a job. I for one am not concerned about fisting in the white house or any other house for that matter. Let the Obamas fist in peace.
what's wrong with the fist bump? It's used every single day between co-workers, friends, management, executives, etc.
Goes to show, can't always believe what you read or see... and how so many people are so ready to pounce on the smallest cue and extrapolate to the extreme (usually in a negative way).
"Obama's a wishy washy flip-flopper for getting rid of his fist bump! See? He's not fit to be president... oh wait... what? Oh, the kid wanted him to sign his fist, but Obama said no? Uh... well, he's a heartless politician who doesn't care about kids' feelings then!"
Obama cannot be trusted with or without the fist shake. He will always be the slumlord king from chicago.
fist bumps, flag pins, pledging...oh my!
Oh, I love this man.
ROCK OBAMA , all the way to the WHITE HOUSE.
Give me a break! Do you have nothing at all to report on in the world? He is declining the fist bump, actually he did not decline the fist bump. Get over it!
Fist bumps ALL AROUND!!!
It's not his signature fist bump, it's the media pundit fist bump because you idiots on the MSM keep perpetuating it!
I'd like to see Barack and Michelle do it every time they appear together on stage. I think its cute, and they smile and look into each other's eyes.
Nobody cares. Its big news, but nobody cares.
Everybody under the age of 30 sees people do this everyday. It's not a "signature" of Obama. This has got to be the stupidest piece of "news" continually generated by the MSM. Raise the bar people.
who cares... obama is an idiot with charm... ever hear of the pied piper?
huh, the news getting the something wrong.. there's something you don't see everyday..imagine that..!
Okay, I'm a fan of Obama but this is just plain stupid. The "fist bump" is not new. It has been around forever. The fact that Obama does it may prove that he's not a stuffy suite who sits in a tower leaning over his people, but it is not worthy of multiple ticker stories.
The fist bump, pound, dap or whatever is not what bothers me about Obama. What I care about is his inexperience and arrogance and the media's focus on him and making him the next President. This story just shows that focus. I mean really-where was the meat in the fist bump story in the first place. Now, that original story is replaced with a more positive one. Who cares? The media needs to dig up everything about Obama's past. Give us a chronology of his political past; tell us about how he managed to disqualify his opponents because he challenged their petitions-or tell us if this story is not true. I don't care where he went to school or if he grew up in a Muslim household; but if you want to put all those rumors to rest, tell us the full story: what school did he attend, what, if any, religion was practiced in his home when he was a child? I don't care about these answers either but the media has a responsibility to vet the candidate and that means telling the story of his childhood, young adult life, political past and leaving no doubt that it is the true story. I would think Obama and all his fans would like the media to do that also. I will not take his word for anything; the one thing we all know for sure is that he is willing to denounce anyone and anything to advance himself and his political future. After all, his white grandmother who, no doubt, paid his tuition in private school (when he returned to this country) was (according to Obama) just a typical white person.
You can be sure McCain, who has called his wife the c word, is willing to give Cindy a fist bump, but not the kind the mainstream media is willing to report on, just like it ignores all the other scary McCain stuff, from the Keating Five on down. Experience you can count on? Yup, if you want to watch the country go down in flames.
The fist bump has been done just about everywhere by just about everyone. Its clear that Senator Obama loves his wife and little fist bump every now and then to show support is geat! Husbands and wives try a combination of a peck on the cheek or lips and a fist bump its fun!
Obama for America and America for Obama!
Bump fists all the way to the White House, Senator!
The world is back to being good.
thanks for the big news, cnn. how about fact-checking the candidates on the issues? or educating the public about their positions on the issues?