(CNN) - Is Obama ditching his signature fist bump?
According to Tuesday's press pool report, the Illinois senator refused to bump fists with a boy as he was touring the Eastside Community Ministry in Zanesville, Ohio.
As the boy outstretched his first, Obama said no and added, "If I start that ..."
His voice then trailed off.
The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate popularized the move last month when he and his wife Michelle bumped fists on the night he formally captured the party's presidential nomination.
Watch: The famous fist bump
Video of the duo fist bumping became widely popular on the internet, leading the Washington Post to declare it “the first bump heard ‘round the world.'”
I love how the joke he was making is lost on people..
Churchill's V for Victory during WW2; thumbs up anytime (meaning good job), gimmie 5 in sports and other competitions, and so on - all good symbols and nothing to fear. The fist-bump is just another symbol meaning well done and is nothing like the raised fists of the black Olympians in the days of "black is beautiful." People should take a deep breath and move on to something more serious like global warming or the decline of America.
Obama doesent fistbump with white kids, he will lose his street credentials.... (HEAVY SARCASM... but its funny..)
Obama is right, if he continues fist bumping, the republican media like FOX News, will focus and expand on it this not serious issue, making him look "Un-Presidential," while at the same time, focusing on serious issues for John McCain.
Obama is thinking ahead.
The bump is endearing. Don't lose it. There is nothing un-presidential in it. It has a touch of humanity. It's even sexy when he knuckle-bumps his wife. We need the levity.
Mr. Obama, could you please use that Fist on McCain's half operating weak brain...
OBAMA (2008 -16)
What is his problem?? Get the nomination and become an idiot??
Obama is right to change his approach. That is what makes him unique. He doesn't let anything define who he is.
McCain can't come up with anything that is exciting. And believe me he is not presidential at all. He looks like a angry mean old man that hates everything.
I think McCain and Cindy might want to borrow Barak handlers. Their images are quite outdated.
First he runs as far to the left as he can to win the nomination...
Now we are seeing him run as far to the right to try and fool people to win the November election...
Im not fooled.
That this garnered so much publicity is absolutely amazing. The fist bump is nothing new ... people have been doing it for a long time. But the love-struck media had to make a big deal of Obama doing it. He's either a) really smart to stop doing it, because he knows the foolish press will lose sight of what's really important and start talking about his hand gestures again, or b) really dumb to give up the guaranteed publicity. I'm not quite sure which it is ...
People need to get over the fist bump. Its the norm with the younger generation. My exhusband and I and all of his family used that all the time. I am a blonde hair blue eyed born and bred American Christian. I hard think that would make me a terrorist. Older people need to get with the times. Fist bump is in and I"m glad we'll have a president human enough to use it. I'm just sorry he has to quell a natural gesture for him and the younger generation just to appease old people.
It is not his friggin "signature fist bump". He did it once for Christ's sake. The media must be on crack...
I agree, no need to dump the bump. Breaks through all that pretentious garbage that leads to imperial presidencies.......
It'll take more than dropping the juvenile fist-bump to make Obama look more presidential. Of course, he tried copying the seal of the President of the United States and had to drop that too.
Ever wonder why the rest of the world likes Obama so much? He's the final step in the trivialization of the United States. The rest of the world can't wait to see the only remaining superpower reduced to their level, and Obama is their dream come true. Let's be honest : do the leaders and citizens of foreign countries want a strong U.S. president, or some lightweight they can ignore and push around?
it's a couple thing I guess...
Its called a "pound" and its been around for 17 years at the very least.
I am sure he doesn't want to have to salutate everyone that way, its something special for just him and his wife.
am i the only one who thinks michelle obama looks just like omarosa?
except more spiteful and hate-filled towards others?
for someone who wrote a thesis whining about how she thought she'd never fit into society, she seems to be doing pretty well, huh??
woe is her.
"Clinton,no, wait McCain Supporter"
You are a moron!
He will eventually renig on everything.
Good thing he nixed his phoney presidential nominee seal....that was pitiful.
Everyday a new position, a new image. Will the real Barack Obama please stand up?
WHY IS THIS NEWS?!
Where do you think the staff got the idea?
CNN, please report real news. It is that slow a news day ?
What an arrogant cuss!!!! Tell this guy to get a life outside of DC and back in Illinois where he belongs. This kid thought he had 'made it' and the best Obama can do is disss the kid??? Just another politican and JUST WORDS!!! This is only the beginning America! If he is willing to diss a kid – just wait until he diss's all of us!!!!!!!!!!