(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.'”
After all the body language discussions when Hillary and Barak united I wonder what the bump signifies. Boxers always touched gloves before a bout so now that the gloves are off, what now.
I guess since the man can do the bump and the hustle he proves he has rhythm.
My only hope is that at the convention Obama says "Ladies Please."
just more free add time for obama. is this really news
SHAME ON WES CLARK!
yeah yeah, critic is the greatest, he is totally right!
Don't let the ignorant turn you into something other than who you are. They will invent something to make you look bad if they have to, so you might as well be yourself.
I believe there's enough intelligent folk to carry you over the threshhold.
will some one here report some real news for a change ?
Campaigning politicians' hands become sore and swollen from shaking hands so much. This must be especially true for Obama, given that his rallies are larger and more enthusiastic than any ever before seen in American politics. The last thing he needs to add is a few thousand fist bumps a day to that. You people really aren't very bright.
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Nah, I think he ought to fist bump everyone he meets. Don't be scared, Barack.
To bump or not to bump,who cares ,except a little child,shame on you Obama!!
Obama has thrown so many people under the bus,he just might have a bumpy ride trying to get to OUR White House!!!
Haha, horrible news from CNN. Something more important please.
Here's my two cents; there's nothing wrong with fist bumping. If you find that unlike a good President, think of this... we elected George Bush... I don't think it can get worse than that.
I support you BO, but c'mon, its just a harmless and meaningless first bump. Don't let the pundits and critics dictate your EVERY move. Geesh!
What would happen if McBush tried the fist bump. He would probably tip over. Bump this fist.
Oh, come ON. Are you kidding!? THIS is news, too?
The BBC and other global news sources are not reporting on such topics as the 'fist bump' because it's not important...except to Republicans looking for dirt and their allies (aka Hillary's people).
terrorist fist bump
did i miss something, when was it called that
You fist bump with people you know. You shake hands with people you don't know.
Don't they look totally stupid in that picture!! Oh, they are!!
At least Obama is consistent in flip flopping.
1st it was Bushs FISA, .....the domestic wire bill
2nd it was Bushs Faith baith inititate- which gives govt money to churchs
3rd it is the fist bump.
It really is change you can believe in. Obama is a joke!
Obama thought it was a bad idea from the very beginning. The footage clearly shows his reluctance to 'bump fists' at his wife's suggestion. I certainly understand his hesitation – it is a somewhat sophomoric gesture. Being that it has reached the level it has in the public consciousness, however, with some even ascribing 'signature' status to 'Obama's' fist bump, he probably ought to roll with it lest he risk the seemingly obligatory accusation of compromising his character for the sake of appearances. In fairness, I would challenge anyone who would level such charges against Obama to honestly deny that they themselves engage in such behaviour on a regular basis to benefit their social, business, or family relationships, or, at the very least, to accompany their admonishments with some substantive argument against his candidacy.
CNN......why not report on McCains fundraiser that sent millions to terriorist in Columbia???....right where McCain is now selling out our jobs.
THAT IS NEWS.
THIS IS NOT.
You are giving McCain a free ride..just like all the other MSM "s
My gosh, Don't we have more pressing issues to think about? I am taken back by what topics seem to be the most noteworthy, while others of a more serious nature are ignored. Let's get down to real business in this country. Playing games with the American people's bank accounts is what really needs to be addressed rather than whether someone displays the fist bump. Can you spell PRIORITIES.......
I suspect this is not at all what it seems. How many children were there? He probably meant that if he fist bumped this little boy he would have to do it with every single child there....
I seriously doubt this is any more than that.
I just wonder why on earth is this news???
I think CNN is becoming as bad as Faux News.
Why waste time on this nonsense? We are in serious trouble in this country and need a strong individual to lead us in the next 8 years. Please concentrate on the issues and not this downright "silly" stuff. It is indeed unfortunate that Obama cannot express himself without controversy. People who dislike him will jump on anything to disrespect him. No matter what the issue or who supports Obama, those who hate him will continue to hate him and will not change their minds. Conversely, those who like him will continue to do so, and won't change their minds, either. So its a stalemate. Can we move on and not cover these foolish "stories" so the candidates can be themselves without pretense? Go Obama!!!
BORING CNN YAWN.......
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If he does he does, if he doesn't he doesn't? WHO CARES.
Why was it a huge deal from th beginning anyway? I mean, it's such a casual thing? What EXACTLY are certain people trying to imply?