April 26th, 2009
07:15 PM ET
9 years ago

SOTU exclusive: Behind the scenes with the Obamas


The Obamas share a moment at a black-tie event. Photo credit: White House/Pete Souza

Filed under: Extra • State of the Union
soundoff (365 Responses)
  1. Myriam

    hey hey calm down guys !! what 's wrong with this picture ??? after all Obama is a human and all he is doing is having fun and enjoying time with his wife it is no one's business!! being a president doesn't mean not being human ! all the guy is doing is dancing with his wife and u 're making of this such a BIG STORY !! even this discussion shouldn't be taking place because it is something sooooooooooo normal , common and especially HUMAN and doen't need to be discussed so go enjoy ur time and let people enjoy theirs!!
    regards ,

    April 26, 2009 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    To Rickymo –

    Really!? I see America when I look at the picture. You count how many people of color there are.

    April 26, 2009 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  3. Troy

    What I love about this photo... the diversity.
    Never would there be this many people of color in the whitehouse if McCain and the Neo-Con's got in.

    April 26, 2009 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  4. Jersey Girl in Iowa

    Above you see the REAL divide in America – the educated, vs. the ignorant.

    Its exciting to me to see a President who can speak the language and establish credibility with other national leaders – and who, oh by the way, can enjoy himself and be human!

    Keep it up, sir!

    April 26, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  5. roz

    kevin what are you talking about? "a bit large for a lady" what country do you live in? shes thinner than the average american woman and im sure any doctor would say she perfectly proportionate and HEALTHY. who cares if shes tall, fat, thin or short; totally irrelevant. she is a lady because of the elegant but warm way she presents herself. though youre right that she looks beautiful in everything she wears.

    April 26, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    I love the two of them and I think Obama is doing a wonderful job.

    April 26, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  7. Rina B.

    He looks genuinely happy. And that, somehow, made me genuinely happy. It's inspiring.

    April 26, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  8. Barbara - Atlanta

    Hey guys...being the President of the United States is a "job", just like the one we go to everyday. And guess what...we party, we eat, we sleep, we watch a little TV, we cook and play with the kids too.

    So what's the problem with the President showing a little love to the First Lady?

    April 26, 2009 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  9. bettyd

    For God"s sake! He has only been President for 3 and 1/3 months.
    Give the man a break. He is not responsible for Americans losing their jobs and homes – he inherited those problems from "W" and cronies. America, stop listening to racist, bigoted, uninformed mouth-pieces paid millions by Fox News to spread hate and dissent in this country! America spoke, voted and elected Obama and told the haters in this country ENOUGH! He is, at least, trying to turn things around. I would rather see my taxes go toward bailing out companies and initiating new programs than millions flushed in the toilet bowl of Iraq, it's "freedom" and infrastructure. We have lost more than 4,000 American lives in this war – for what? Bring our troops home, spend those billions defending our borders and getting OUR PEOPLE
    BACK TO WORK. Obama is hoping to do that. Stop listening to fat balls of hate and drug addled minds from the far right wing media.
    God bless our people, our Country and our Government leaders and get us out of this mess we are in, thanks to 8 years of Bush and Cheney.

    April 26, 2009 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  10. DB

    I love the two of them and I think both of them are doing a wonderful job. People need to appreciate Obama more and stop being so bitter! He has a lot on his plate and his doing a great job!

    April 26, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  11. Voice of Rasin

    Troll because Flu Doesn't kill Americans and that is an old photo.

    April 26, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  12. Regis Bekale

    When was that picture taken??? When?? What do you CNN people try to feed exactly?? That's an old picture. Can you just put it in its context, pls.

    April 26, 2009 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  13. not too angry

    I'm glad that President and First Lady Obama are having a good time but I cannot help but think that this swanky affair looks like a terrible waste of taxpayer money at a time when we can least afford such excess.

    Let's get the economy back on track and get people back to work and get food on the table... then we can go back to having extravagant dances and drinking expensive adult beverages from France... on the taxpayer dole.

    I'm guessing this event cost a cool million... easy...

    April 26, 2009 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  14. Voice of Rasin

    Lucky: Juat what bank would they cash their checks at?

    April 26, 2009 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  15. Tony

    Wonder if my taxes paid for this event. Our country is in this so called recession and the goverment is spending money for events like this? President Robin Hood how could you explain this one?

    April 26, 2009 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
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