(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.'”
Watch your typo, guys.
The last statement should read: "the fist bump heard ...", not "the first bump..."
Is Obama that easily influenced and / or wishy-washy. Obama – McCain, whatever, we are screwed another 4 years.
Cnn here we go again, why is this news, don't you have better topics to reported, you just can't help yourself any negative news on Obama you have to post. Hmmmm how about the McCain's not paying they taxes.
To Alice in Florida–Will you sick white women get a life!! HRC LOST!! She got her butt beat!! Stop singing the blues and get over it!! Grow up!! BO is going to win in Nov. and there's nothing you can do about. What goes around–comes around so get ready for it. Yea–go Obama!
Congratulations to Alice in Florida!!!! You have the most ignorant post of the morning.
"He's not just a black and white skunk who stinks to high heaven – he's also a chameleon – keeps changing his colors"
"And if you can't, please be sure to keep enough room under the bus for Michelle – she has a pretty big butt and won't fit if you have to throw fat Oprah under there too"
Good gosh, get real. "Wah wah, she has a big butt throw her under the bus." THIS is the type of nonsense that the Obama-haters complain about? The size of Michelle's butt? Way to go, brainiac!
STOP TALKING ABOUT STUPID NONSENSE, CNN.
Gary of El Centro, Ca July 1st, 2008 7:32 pm ET
No need to dump the fist bump. It's a pretty widely accepted and practiced custom already……..ever watch Howie on Deal or No Deal?
Howie is Canadian, not to mention a total d-bag.
Where's the politics, candidate platforms and the true things that matter to this country such as the economy? Instead we have a news organization that is more concerned with a "fist bump" instead of what these candidates are going to do about Iraq, Commodities such as oil etc.
Obama needs to get a f'ing backbone..you got folks saying this and that..flagpin, fistbump, muslim, wright, bla bla bla. Be a f'ing man and tell them to go to hell. Stop being so plastic..it makes folks like me who support you question who you are.
The stupid media and white people live for small staff and gasp. Slow news day CNN ha.
Why is this news. Why don't you cover important things, like where each candidate stands on the issues? How they plan to make things better. Now that is what I want to see. Please CNN start covering real news not this worthless fluff.
I dont care if Barack and Michelle have their own 1 minute secret hand shake....its something between him and his wife...who cares if the President shows a little humor and emotion, we all dont have to be so formal all the time
Oh God.....here comes the "Fist Bump" speech!
CNN just has to have a way to keep Obama the top story!!
why is this news?
Tennessee Tuxedo, you hit the nail right on the head. Everything Obama does is a big deal to CNN and it needs to be discussed at length daily for weeks upon end. One of his guys gets a mortagae at a good price and it's an everyday discussion. McCain's people lobby for terrorist organizations and recently it was found one actually made payments to the same group the US lists as a terrorist organization and do you hear about it here? NO
They talked about Michelle Obama and the "patriotic issue for how long. What she said and how it causes problems for Obama.
Did they ever show the video of McCain saying the same thing?
But a fist jab is a big deal because Obama did it. Hey G.W. Bush just did it, I saw the pic, why don't they report on that here too
What we people of color are taught is that, no matter what you do, you will always have to do it twice as good just to be considered equal.
"WE lifelong democrats are sure NOT happy with this lying, hypocritical pandering sirtt politician."
well, you know what? YOU DON'T MATTER! we'll win with or without you because your kind is already accounted for.
Guess everyone will be fist-bumping under that bus with Obama's reve, grandma, former campaign manager, principles, etc.
I guess he'll try to win over Republicans by bowing to his wife and she'll curtsey to him. I wish all the nay-sayers would get over the 19th century Elizabethian mentality and join the current world.
Whats the big deal...who cares you cover everything except that which is important...
Guess he dropped it once someone realized that the fist bumped was actually a mildly disguised Black Panther salute.
Another flip-flop from obama – anyone surprised?
It's sad really. I like Obama but he is acting more and more like a politician. Some advisor must have told him to stop doing the fist bump thing because of the whole ridiculous "terrorist fist jab" remark put out by FAUX news aka FOX. It seems like every week Obama loses his non-politian charma that got him the democratic nomination.
Wow, can I work at CNN? I could write some BS about the absolutely irrelevant moments in politician's lives, and I could make it spicy.
I, for one, would have liked to have seen B.O. and his wife bump HEADS. LOL