September 23rd, 2007
11:19 AM ET
15 years ago

Obama grooves to Stevie Wonder and Eminem

Obama said he also dances to the sounds of 'Earth, Wind and Fire' and Beyonce.

CRESTON, Iowa (CNN) - At a middle school in rural Iowa, Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, took questions ranging from illegal immigration to Cuba. But it wasn't until the rope line that he was asked the real hardball of the day:

"Barack, what's your favorite song?" a dance teacher in the crowd yelled.

Signing autographs, Obama looked up.

"Oh, I got so many favorite songs," he said. "Do you want old school or new school?"

"I want your school," she replied.

After thinking it over for about another minute of signing souvenirs and posing for pictures, Obama came up with an answer.

"I tell you what. I can tell you the kinds of stuff that I love dancing to, and that is–I'm sort of of the generation of Stevie Wonder and 'Earth, Wind and Fire,'" he said to a cheer.

"I'm dating myself now," he continued.

"But I'm sort of hip to the younger stuff. You know, like Beyonce's 'Crazy in Love.' That's a good song to dance to. Eminem has a–although he curses sometimes."

-CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch

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  1. Tony G

    "I also have a question for you Mr. Obama, what would you do if a sailor came to you with the audacity to belive in your vision, your help when there was no one else he could turn to? As you know this did happen and you turned him away. But Senator Clinton did not, she helped this lost Sailor find his way back to shore, which is more than I can say for you.

    Posted By Brianna Webb, McEwen, TN : "

    I believe this comment was posted before by Gwen, McEven, TN. This is total nonsense. He cannot do favors for everybody and I believe this is fiction by a Clinton supporter to swy peoples minds. You sound like a selfish person. You sound so bitter. Please get a life and how about try working for a change. Obama will be the POTUS.

    September 24, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
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