May 2nd, 2008
09:13 AM ET
13 years ago

Obama wonders about Paula Abdul

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/05/01/art.obamatopten.gi.jpg caption="Obama will appear on Letterman Thursday night."](CNN) - Barack Obama appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman Thursday night to deliver the Top 10 "Surprising Facts About Barack Obama," including his interest in singer Paula Abdul.

From the home office in Wahoo, Nebraska:

10. My first act as President will be to stop the fighting between Lauren and Heidi on “The Hills.”

9. In the Illinois primary, I accidentally voted for Kucinich.

8. When I tell my kids to clean their room, I finish with, “I’m Barack Obama and I approved this message.”

7. Throughout high school, I was consistently voted “Barackiest.”

6. Earlier today I bowled a 39.

5. I have cancelled all my appearances the day the “Sex and the City” movie opens.

4. It’s the birthplace of Fred Astaire. (Sorry, that’s a surprising fact about Omaha)

3. We are tirelessly working to get the endorsement of Kentucky Derby favorite Colonel John.

2. This has nothing to do with the Top Ten, but what the heck is up with Paula Abdul?

1. I have not slept since October.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (245 Responses)
  1. cvck from connecticut

    After Michelle whose next, the kids?

    May 1, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. Mike

    11. I have the low-down on Billary: In his excellent book titled, Free Lunch, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston describes the sale of the Magnequench Company to China, "Complaints about the sale of Magnequench were made to the US government because of the military application of the neodymium rare earth magnets. Still, the Clinton administration, an ardent proponent of globalization, approved the sale. It did impose one condition: that the new owners keep magnet production and technology in the United States. Soon the new owners of Magnequench were busy buying up other magnet factories in the United States, including GA Powders, an Idaho firm that had used taxpayer money to develop the powerful new magnets. Once the new owners had a monopoly on production of these powerful magnets in the United States, they began shutting down facilities and moving manufacturing to China. By 2003, the original Magnequench factory in Indiana was the last American production line for the powerful magnets. Once it closed, and its equipment was hauled off, the United States became dependent on China for these magnets, including the strategically vital ones needed for smart bombs and other defense-related applications………….more

    May 1, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  3. gary

    OH GETTING HARD ON YOU OBAMA. YOU WANT TO GET SLEEP IF YOU EVER GOT ELECTED. (LOL). YOUR JUDGMENT SUCKS NOW , ( PASTOR) IT WOULD BE ALOT WORST WITHOUT SLEEP. HRC IS LIKE THE ENERGIZED BUNNY. SHE GETS KNOCKED DOWN AND GETS RIGHT BACK UP AND KEEPS FIGHTING. WE NEED THAT KIND OF CANIDATE FOR OUR LEADER. O.B. JUST GO TO SLEEP UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER. AMERICA DOSN'T NEED YOU. WE DONT NEED ANYMORE HATE, RACIST AND DIVISION. GO HRC.

    May 1, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  4. shelly

    He hasn't slept since October, what satmina! He'll be awake to asnwer those three am phone calls. Vote for Barack Obama 08

    May 1, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  5. Montana is Obama Country

    ALEX in TX Blog..........

    If Hillary becomes the President- The very first thing she will do is commute or pardon Bill's impeachment..
    Thik about it..
    She will fix his wrong... won't change his lies but hers don't change either.. but it does change his record as a president in the history books..

    Yes... We... Can.. Barack Obama has a sense of humor and is smart ........

    May 1, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  6. john

    Surly, that is something the old man and the old lady can’t do it..!!

    May 1, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  7. mary landsfind

    please somebody report on paul vs. clintons....................... cnn????????

    May 1, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  8. Mike

    To Thomas (5:49),

    Cheers Thomas, I had to LOL with that one, you hit the nail on the head!

    Go Hillary!!!!

    Thomas, I give you the "post of the day award."

    May 1, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  9. Peter

    "Rise Hillary Rise"...good opening for the horror show that this primary has become. Would someone please do the stake thing and let the woman RIP! Please superdelegates, pick up a stake and become vampire hunters.

    May 1, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  10. I have spoken

    I still support him. I will vote for him.

    May 1, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  11. Nisha

    TO ALL THE OBAMA SUPPORTERS:

    Since the media is refusing to reveal/report the Paul vs Clinton fraud case in court right now, we need to create our own movement and flood every blog on CNN and every blogging website on the World Wide Web with information from the case regardless of what the topic is. For those that don't know – Google Paul vs Clinton and hold on to your shirt with what you read!!

    OBAMANACS UNITE!!! LET'S DO THIS!!

    The media should be ashamed of themselves!

    May 1, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  12. A True black American for Hillary

    I Think CNN is sick really sick very sick indeed

    May 1, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  13. mcd

    Hey Cnn,
    why don't you Report on how Bloomberg said the gas tax is one of the worst ideas he has ever heard?

    Or how about how Clinton was quoted she doesn’t listen to “experts” and how she has the most sound judgement… very similar to GW Bush claiming he is the decider.

    May 1, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  14. Indy Voter

    If you don't like Barack Obama, then why did you read through and entire article about an appearance of his on David Letterman? and if you didn't read the entire article, then why are you commenting at all? ...hmmm, more interested in Barack than you care to admit?? I suspect so. Everyone knows, despite his critics and despite the negative publicity, that Obama has the goods and is the ONE going all the way to the White House!!

    Obama '08 and 12
    P.S. When he wins, will we have to call it the Brown House?! 🙂

    May 1, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  15. bigben

    What a loser haha

    May 1, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  16. WB, PSL

    Go Obama!! Tuesday will be the last of Hillary's campaign, after she looses in NC and Indiana. Go Obama!!

    Obama '08

    May 1, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  17. scott

    Not that funny.

    Obama’s Islamic Terrorist Fundraiser
    Fri, 04/25/2008 – 15:25 — Judicial Watch Blog
    The chairman of an Islamic “charity” shut down by the U.S. government for funding Middle Eastern terrorists has dedicated himself to raising money for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

    With his Ohio-based terrorist funding operation closed, Hatem El-Hady has committed to raising substantial funds for the Illinois senator, according to an in-depth article in an investigative news publication that regularly breaks important stories ignored by the mainstream media.

    May 1, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  18. John, NC

    Good gracious, you racist morons are outrageous. It's a joke, lay off! You people are going to get exactly what you deserve, what until Iran gets a hold of us for Hillary's threat!

    May 1, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  19. Dolores

    When will CNN and their Best Political Team address the fact that one,
    Dr. Barbara Reynolds, a fervent Clinton supporter brought Rev. Wright to the political arena and sat alongside him, while he ranted on race relations. This was deliberately done to bring down Senator Obama. It is all over the web, detailed in several newspapers and yet you are Mum on CNN.

    May 1, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  20. Carole Weinfurtner

    Wright's recent comments were basically the same he spouted earlier in his sermons. How convenient that the two Obamas now are outraged! Why did they not change to a congregation with Christian ideals? Isn't Obama's byword "Change"?

    May 1, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  21. Xavier

    Hahah, some of those are pretty funny. Other's aren't very funny at all, *shrug*

    Obummer needs all the support he can get nowadays 😛
    I really hope Hillary wins next tuesday, this primary season has been very exciting, I don't know what I'm going to do with myself once all the suspense is over 😀 I really need a life, hah, I'm on CNN every day since January.

    Best Wishes for Hillary next week
    from her supporters in Cali.

    May 1, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  22. Sean

    Even if you were on vacation!!??

    May 1, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  23. CJ

    Here he goes whining again!!! Your the one who wanted to run for President quit crying about it...MAN UP!!!

    May 1, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  24. A

    Not only are Hillary Clinton supporters uneducated and illiterate, they also can't take a joke. Lame.

    May 1, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  25. Tony

    Could you idiots stop with "Rise Hillary Rise?" Seriously? It's really dumb.

    May 1, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
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