Obamas find spotlight on 'kiss cam'
July 16th, 2012
10:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Obamas find spotlight on 'kiss cam'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, found themselves Monday night in a spot where only few lovebirds have landed: the Kiss Cam at the Verizon Center in Washington.

The first couple appeared on the jumbo screen while sitting on the sidelines of the mens' USA National Team vs. Brazil basketball game.

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As the crowd urged the couple to kiss, the president held his arm around the first lady and smiled, but didn't kiss - prompting a wave of boos from the crowd, according to pool reports.

But fans didn't leave entirely disappointed. Not long after the couple shied away from some affectionate display, reporters were brought back into the arena to watch as Obama and his wife re-appeared on the kiss cam, this time with the president going in for a full smooch.

Filed under: Basketball • Michelle Obama • President Obama • Washington D.C.
soundoff (80 Responses)
  1. Tired of republican lies

    Now that is some serious love<3...God Bless

    July 16, 2012 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  2. nate

    Obama...you have to learn...just do what the people want and you will be fine. Get it the first time though....

    July 16, 2012 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  3. Sf


    Obama 2012!

    July 16, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  4. Jewels

    That there is a lucky lady....

    July 16, 2012 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  5. Emma in Baltimore

    Awww! I love our first family!🙂

    July 16, 2012 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  6. truthfully


    July 16, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  7. MaryM

    Love it.

    July 16, 2012 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  8. Warrior

    Cherish these moments with your loved ones. I haven't seen my family in months due to the war.

    July 16, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  9. morsekeely

    Wait, what?!?! So Obama didn't do it live, then realized he missed a "photo-op", and then literally brought the reporters back in to film it in a redo and this makes the news?

    July 16, 2012 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  10. bob aussie

    Every chance he can get to divert the American people away from his dismal economic record, he'll do. If Obama spent half as much time trying to fix the economy that he spends playing golf and acting like a celebrity, Romney would be a footnote in this election.

    July 16, 2012 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  11. morsekeely

    Wait, what?!?! Obama is prompted to kiss his wife live and spontaneously and refuses shyly. He then realizes that he missed a "Photo-Op" and literally brought back in the press to cover his redo?!?! This makes news? Us silly humans with our priorities.

    July 16, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  12. Kathy Smith

    Yes, I am sure they thought no one was looking.

    July 16, 2012 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  13. USA

    Yea Kiss Cam : )

    July 16, 2012 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  14. Name

    I don,t like it

    July 16, 2012 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  15. Blayze Kohime

    Well I guess it's refreshing to have at least on politician that is well-know for being a family man rather than the alternative.

    July 16, 2012 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  16. julien vergara

    Is this part of politics too

    July 16, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  17. pntkl

    Get a room you two! Just kidding, it's reassuring to see our Commander in Chief isn't diddling his staff on his free time.

    July 16, 2012 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  18. Larry L

    They make a nice couple and good parents for the kids.

    July 16, 2012 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    We don't see nothing wrong with a kiss

    July 16, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  20. n2video

    Love it! Great story for a big smile.

    July 16, 2012 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  21. 3jobstogetby

    Wow...what a "spontaneous" bit of affection for the cameras. Only took a few minutes of political calculation before "...reporters were brought back into the arena to watch..."

    Guess it looked like a golden chance to distract from the fact that the latest trumped-up attacks on Romney have been debunked (by lib and con press members alike).

    July 16, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  22. Jerry48209

    Talk about unimportant nonsense, this one tops the charts.

    July 16, 2012 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  23. Dominick

    If they were both wearing braces and got stuck, that would be newsworthy.

    July 17, 2012 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  24. T'sah From Virginia

    AWWW – Isn't that lovely – Such a beautiful family and couple!!

    Michelle and Barack 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!

    July 17, 2012 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  25. honorer

    Mitt cant kiss?

    July 17, 2012 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
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