Obama: 'I'm probably going to need a helmet' before November election
President Obama accepts a jersey and helmet from the University of Alabama football team and its coach Nick Saban (left).
April 19th, 2012
04:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama: 'I'm probably going to need a helmet' before November election

(CNN) – President Obama welcomed the Alabama Crimson Tide football team to the South Lawn on Thursday to congratulate the program on its 2011 BCS National Championship.

This is the second time in three years that Alabama Coach Nick Saban has brought his team to the White House, and given the team’s recent success Obama ended his remarks by saying, “who knows, maybe I’ll see you again.”

FULL STORY

Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • White House
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. WiredweirdinSF

    Well since the Nobel Peace Prize committee already awarded him that for doing nothing, I am sure the most incompetent, inept, corrupt, union toady president will demand a Heisman Trophy for ruining this country and with the aid of the liberally biased media and the corrupt union bosses will probably get it.

    April 19, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  2. vic , nashville ,tn

    Ted Nugent won’t be happy about this

    April 19, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. NOvember 2012

    hey Barry... yes you will need a helmet so you can ride your bike out of the capital and back to the sewer you came out of...and goooood bye!

    April 19, 2012 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. Republicangrandma

    He will!

    April 19, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  5. Mike

    American's are quick they went from voting in the dumbest President in history to electing the smartest in History. Go Obama

    April 19, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  6. Woman In California

    @ WiredweirdinSF

    "You people" just can't stand the fact a lot of minorities live good, clean, productive lives can you?

    April 19, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "Well since the Nobel Peace Prize committee already awarded him that for doing nothing, I am sure the most incompetent, inept, corrupt, union toady president will demand a Heisman Trophy for ruining this country and with the aid of the liberally biased media and the corrupt union bosses will probably get it."

    Mmmmmmmmmmm...talking point salad. Do you generally go with ranch or italian dressing? Oooooh, or maybe russian so you can cover the one thing you forgot to put in the salad: mindless inaccurate blather about communism.

    April 19, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  8. Expat American

    Helmet or no helmet.....

    President Obama will win in November. The nation and the world abroad can ill afford another Liar and Criminal from the Party of Genocide Over Policy (GOP) in the White House.

    April 19, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  9. Hammerer

    Talk about someone that has never worked a day in his life.
    Just how did oboma get his money?

    April 19, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  10. Republican Latino (Salvadorian) voting for Romney

    @Woman In California ...

    I am very minority and I don't like Obama a bit. " You people" means you the people that can't comprehend and understand when you need to replace a liar and deceiver in the white house. When you compare Bush to Obama, Obama is worst by his own measure of success.

    April 19, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  11. Fight the Right

    Hammerer, President Obama earned his money via intelligence and a strong work ethic. Romney earned his via a trust fund and his fathers reputation.

    April 19, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  12. the dogs of war

    @Woman in crackifornia: You people?! What do you mean `you people`?! You can`t say that! Oh wait. There`s that race who is allowed to say whatever they want.

    April 19, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  13. Living in the REAL world

    ahhh how nice! they gave obama a jersey with the unemployment rate!! truly touching the presdient took time out from golfing to accept it. meanwhile the country burns....

    April 19, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Obama looked down at Alabama Republican Sen. Richard Shelby who was seated in the front row and replied with a smile, “I was mentioning yesterday, I’m probably going to need a helmet between now and November. What do you think Shelby?”
    -------------------------------------------------
    ZING!!!
    God bless and protect you Mr. President!!

    April 19, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  15. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Republican Latino (Salvadorian) voting for Romney

    @Woman In California ...

    I am very minority and I don't like Obama a bit. " You people" means you the people that can't comprehend and understand when you need to replace a liar and deceiver in the white house. When you compare Bush to Obama, Obama is worst by his own measure of success.
    -------------------------------------------------
    To you and everyone else posting FAKE outrage: if the shoe fits wear it with pride, just like you wear your lies and your willful ignorance with pride. Nobody mentioned you by name so why do "you people" feel compelled to respond to her comment?
    This from another minority who is gainfully employed, has family in our armed srvices, pays her taxes, gives to charity, and supports her country and her President.

    April 19, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  16. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Woman In California
    @ WiredweirdinSF
    "You people" just can't stand the fact a lot of minorities live good, clean, productive lives can you?◄

    No, they can't stand it and they rather settle for a flip-flopping LYING Romney!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    April 19, 2012 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  17. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    P.S.
    By the way, take a picture and write it down because my last post will be the LAST time that you'll hear me refer to myself as a minority. I am, by choice and legal means, an American citizen with all the rights and privileges AND responsibilities that that entails. I do not think of myself as a minority BUT that doesn't mean that they don't exist in this country in mind, body, and spirit, and that status is quite often perpetuated sometimes by the individual, but more often than not by a system thought up by the few for the many.
    Obama 2012. Seriously my fellow Americans.

    April 19, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  18. Lynda/Minnesota

    With the way Mitt and his supporters are throwing BS around, I'm thinking HAZMAT suit, Mr. President.

    April 19, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  19. michael fanner

    First things first, Obama is so much classier than that stiff the GOP is pushing out there. How can u look hard working people in the face and tell those lies. Let me help you. Obama is the reason gas prices are high, Obama is the welfare president. Obama is why the economy is bad. He reason for this and that. But you know, I expect that from the GOP you have lied about so much and so often UNTIL U ARE A JOKE! whats next : Obama wins a 2nd Term and ain't nothing u can do about it. We the people got this!

    April 19, 2012 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  20. Woman In California

    I see the truth hurts.

    April 19, 2012 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  21. iab

    I can see so many of the ppl who post have no clue as to what is going on right under their noses. Check what is going on right here in the USA, example Wis, Ohio, Fla, Va, MI, Ga, Miss. regarding women's rights, voter suppression,czars in Mi who take over voters rights & elected officials who have no say. The less educated, less knowledgeable ppl are so easy to spot. The most negative comments regarding our intelligent president did not, will not vote for him. Many are so ignorant they vote against their own self interest. That is one of the reason Pres.O is advocating higher education.

    I pray each day Pres.Obama keeps and maintains the high road. If one has confidence in himself, has constructive ideals he DOES NOT constantly under mind or always put the other person down. When you feel good about yourself you up lift the other person. What Mitt down plays in Obama are his short comings and insecurities. Mitt is a very sad insecure man in spite of his wealth. If he felt good about Mitt he would not constantly knock Obama.

    Intelligent Americans realize this, ones who have higher education, understand human behavior. Obama will keep on talking about existing problems and solutions. He will not stoop to Mitt's level. I am an 81 yr old AA retired female and Mitt and many of our elected officials and leaders embarrass me and make us the laughing stock of the world. How can we spread our values and way of life when our leaders are stuck in stupid and dedicated to ignorance.

    PLEASE POST

    April 19, 2012 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    I found this one somewhat disturbing as it was used to support Mittens:

    "Go ahead, ask a divorce lawyer how to save a marriage or raise your kids."

    Do you not realize that asking Mittens to fix the federal government is precisely like asking a divorce lawyer to help you save your marriage? To borrow the somewhat innacurate analogy of the federal government as a business, here is how it goes:

    You're asking a vulture capitalist who made money by closing down businesses through bankruptcies while sucking them dry for consulting fees to save the nation's "business."

    If you don't understand that GOPers/Teatrolls and the real power behind them are trying to place Mittens as POTUS so he can do to the federal gov't precisely what he did to Ampad, then YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION.

    April 19, 2012 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  23. GI Joe

    Shelby was probably thinking "oh no, he had the same look on his face the night he reamed Trump". (you know, the same night he announced Bin Laden was dead). ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha

    Bless their hearts – those southern men were raised by southern women that were kept uneducated by their husbands.

    LOL

    April 19, 2012 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  24. arale norimaki

    Bachmann's use of the term could perhaps be more controversial. She's discussing the policies of an African-American president, and then just one sentence later characterizes Obama as baby-like himself by calling him "infantile

    April 19, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |