April 10th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Obama: I'm not 'getting fresh or anything'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/10/art.obamaind.ap.jpg caption=" Obama campaigned in Indiana Thursday."](CNN) - Barack Obama appeared to have a bit of an awkward moment on the campaign trail in South Bend, Indiana.

From the pool report:

"[Obama] posed for report pictures with the staff when he apparently felt his phone start to vibrate in his pocket on his right thigh – against which one woman was closely pressed.

"Now that’s my phone buzzing there," he said, drawing a laugh. "I don’t want you to think I’m getting fresh or anything."

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (175 Responses)
  1. Texican

    He's not even in office and already the ladies are lining up. Shades of Bill Clinton. At least with McCain we don't have to worry about hanky panky in the Whitehouse.

    Now that Republicans voted to get Barak on the Ticket and that Witch of Hillary is almost done, We can go on to win in November.

    And all the time you thought that we wanted Hillary? Nope, Obama will do just fine. McCain and THE AMERICAN Patriots will make sure that he is not our next President.

    Democats's blew another one that they had in the bag.

    April 10, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  2. Darren M.

    LOL, he pulled a Clinton on that chick....

    April 10, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  3. mark

    How is that an "awkward moment"? It was Funny.

    April 10, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    fesh with hiary

    April 10, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  5. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    Now, let us talk about "a topic". I read a condensed biography
    on Obama last evening on the Internet and it was really interesting.
    Obama helped the poor and disadvantaged most of his career.
    He is a good man and he is very smart. He could have used his
    "earned" degree to be a lawyer but he chose to be in the business
    to stand up for the little guy. A GOOD READ FOR ANY ONE who
    may have doubts about Obamaman. He don't lie. He don't trash
    people. And he cares about the American people. And, Hannity
    and Rove, he is very patriotic. Read it Hannity, the Obama basher
    Read it Rove, the dispicable man who is very comfortable bashing
    anyone that is not a Republican, although he seem to like Hillary
    a whole bunch.

    April 10, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  6. Realistic

    Maybe the call was from Wal-Mart asking him to be on the board of directors and bust the unions; oh, wait ......

    April 10, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  7. julie35

    We need this man in the white house like we need a toothache! Has anyone read his book? Dreams,, this is one messed up guy. kinda sad.

    April 10, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. Frank, Missouri

    🙂 Funny !

    April 10, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  9. Sarah

    This "story" is only enlightening in that it provides a forum for people like poster Brad to spew a kind hatred and ignorance uglier than I ever get to witness in my everyday life. Thanks, Brad, for reminding me that there are people like you in this world. We still have so far to go.

    April 10, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  10. Gaz Of Oz

    Why are you allowing hateful postings such as "Brad" ( "Yeah right ! You can pose for the Media but not some white guy who only wanted a photo for his wife. What a disgrace. Go on and go see your Grandma, see if you can scare her because you're a black man . America needs to throw this brother in front of the Bus not under.")
    on CNN blogs?

    April 10, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  11. Don in CA.

    Come on people, it wasn’t that funny. You want funny, then let’s elect Jay Leno.

    April 10, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  12. Anne E.

    He's definitely "fresh" - a sorely needed breath of fresh air!
    Obama nay-sayers need to get over themselves and their issues.

    Godspeed, Sen. Obama - all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.!

    April 10, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  13. D

    Brad and LA504:
    Are you kidding me? What is wrong with you? This is a bit of fun, positive news and you guys act like it's the end of the world.

    There is one way for you two to get instant gratification. If you are so tired of all the positive news, STOP WATCHING IT!.

    I'm sure Hillary will have something negative for you soon, don't worry

    April 10, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  14. Dobalina

    Hey brad, that white guy was a stalker. Did you see him? "oh oh, pleeeeeeeeeeeze take a picture with me! pleeeeeeeeeze!"

    He wanted Obama to get fresh with him. Much as I do. I'm totally gay for Obama. He's clearly the best choice.

    But even if he's not in your opinion. Isn't it just fun to have a guy like Obama around. This is so much fun. The system doesn't work and it never will. So let's just elect this guy and have some fun for a change. He's like a party favor. "Hey look world! We're not complete morons after all! Here's our gift to you for acting like such dillweeds for the past eight years and allowing an idiot to make a mockery of our country!" Gobama. It's fun, all the little idioms you can make out of his name. That's enough reason for me to vote for him. Take a hike.

    April 10, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  15. Mary

    This shows the tight rope these people need to walk, thanks, mostly to Hillary's husband and the times we live in.

    It is also good to see a bit of humor injected into what seems like a never-ending primary season...

    April 10, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  16. Vivienne

    What's the story. Do we have to report everything that happens. It's so pitiful.

    April 10, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  17. Gabe Polson, The Woodlands,TX

    So if Senator Clinton was getting as much airtime on CNN as Obama the lead would not be close at all. When will CNN give her 40 minutes to talk about anything. I watched in horror that speech that obama gave on race and was mortified that he thinks we are all stupid. I was also mortified when i watched a pundit on the Situation Room Say Clintons voters were just unwilling to vote for a black man. How about this...maybe we are just unwilling to vote for an unqualified candidate. How dare Blitzer not call this guy out on his comments. He just stood there, as usual, like a deer caught in headlights.

    Hillary 2008

    April 10, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  18. Enrique

    Thats Obama Humor!!!!!!

    April 10, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  19. dEMABRAT

    That's presidential?

    April 10, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  20. Phil G. , New York

    Great Job Obama lol Nice damage control

    Now only if we could've gotten Bill Clinton to just keep it like that maybe he could've avoided empeachment lol

    April 10, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  21. Nakae

    HA! That's hilarious!

    April 10, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  22. SHARON

    So now WHAT??????? Is this going to be blasted all over the news , radio & papers? With all the problems that is going on now. You have nothing bettter than to report. SHAME ON YOU and the rest of the media.

    April 10, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  23. Jen



    April 10, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  24. John

    Obama was thinking: I am keeping the getting fresh for the White House interns.

    April 10, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  25. Sarah


    April 10, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
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