June 8th, 2008
04:34 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama 'fist bump' catching on

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(CNN) - In a reference to Barack and Michelle Obama's celebratory fist bump on Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, ended their conversation on CNN's Late Edition with their own version of the “hand shake.”

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (193 Responses)
  1. Jon

    Oh great. That's all we need...

    June 8, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  2. darren


    June 8, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  3. GAE

    I thought the "dap" was cute. Barack and Michelle seem to be very close. It was a personal "conversation" between the two of them, and it went over very well. As an African American, we sometimes share very personal touchy/feely moments with our partners also. Take it for what it was, a private, personal moment and jester between Barack and Michelle. Maybe other African American men will feel more comfortable hugging, touching, feeling their "partners" in public now that they have seen Barack do it??? I'm sure my sisters would welcome these "personal jesters" from their mates.....

    June 8, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  4. obama rocks my face off

    that is awesome!

    June 8, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  5. tinh nguyen,ca .usa

    now that is so american,WOW

    June 8, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  6. Barbara-California

    I don't think this shows much respect when done by women, it is a "black rapper" kind of a thing, and belongs to men.....com'on girls, just because Hill tried to make you all think that "anything goes if you win" kind of attitude, let's don't go the "butch route" that so many of her women followed, we are women and we do not have to try to "cross the line" or act like "locker-room boys" to prove we are capable of a good job...lets be lady's and have some grace.

    Not much GRACE was shown from the women involved in this last race, but we can bring it back and let the men know what we really stand for, they will respect us more, not look at us as "pretenders or wanna be les-girls".....you know what I mean....

    Thanks, the real feminine attributes need to be preserved for all time, we do not have to stoop to those tactics!

    June 8, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  7. King

    Even the neocons will come around!

    June 8, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  8. B. Churchill

    Make them stop! How disgusting! We can't have decent people sharing friendly greetings or intimate gestures in PUBLIC! And TOUCHING, no less – like savages! Next, they'll be wanting to firmly clasp the palms of their naked, sweaty palms! With strangers, even!

    Ha, Ha Ha, Ha! I love it!

    The new Camelot is here, folks – it's growing like lightning, and it's bronze!

    I love it! Barak around the clock!

    June 8, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |

    That shows how obamaniac everyone is going from obama flakes in obama town of Japan to senator beer in Kenya and now obama fist between a democrat and a republican. Only the brand name 'obama' can unify the parties in the US and communities around the world. But to think of it, this fist bump between Barack and Michelle reminds me one thing: their youthful mindedness and friendship. This is what the world needs now at this moment and this time.

    June 8, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  10. Raleigh

    A little dap just jumped the shark on this one...

    June 8, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  11. case

    I'm still laughing at Right wing media pundits, trying to tie an AA greeting dating back to the 60's to modern middle eastern extremist. They really show that they are willing to say virtually anything.. hoping someone is ignorant enough to believe them.

    June 8, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  12. osiris

    This is a prime example of leadership, when something as trivial as a fist bumb is applauded and copied by democratic and republican leaders. Do you really think that john Mcsaime would do anything that was cool and people would copy and talk about with joy. not.

    June 8, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  13. Lynn

    Give me a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks stupid.

    June 8, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  14. Peter

    It is good to see wolf move on and realize this is not about Hillary, five days later. What is,is. A win is a win as Hillary once said. Enough said, now it is time to move on and help Obama win GE.

    June 8, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  15. janey

    You 2 women are sick–what is with this "fist pump"? like my 3 teenagers would say–stop trying to impress the youth with trying to be cool–it won't happen–let the 2 Obamas make all of the "hand gestures" that they are both good at. Please act your age and show some respect to the rest of the population. You can also"can" that "yes we can" scream–it's juvenile and ridiculous. Not Presidential.

    June 8, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    This is just like the media to get on the Obama bandwagon. When Bush did a chest bump he was criticised and I am sure Bush would be again if he did the fist bump.

    This is not the act of a president.

    June 8, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  17. NO Clinton vp

    Good grief the media must be lacking something to talk about .
    It is sad there isnt any important news happening .

    June 8, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  18. Brian Knoxville, TN

    Watching Feinstein try to convince Americans that Obama does not have a big ego was nauseating. Btw, why did she feel the need to even bring up the issue of whether or not he has a big ego? He's an arrogant weasel, Diane, who sleazed away with our party's nomination while you stood there and said nothing about the way he and the media treated a truly qualified candidate who has an infinitely better chance of winning in November than does BO.


    June 8, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  19. abhimantgani, Liverpool, England

    As an observer of US politics since 1960, I am amazed at the abusive language used by Obama supporters against Sen Clinton and anyione who dares to back the. Just because he has sneaked past using the caucus tactics in small states, does not make him the saviour of the world. If you hate the Clinton's so much why dont you ask your candidate to ask them tio go to hell. and see what the consequences.

    You want their endorsement, you want them to work for byour cause and a man who espouses working across the aisle does not have the grace to bring on board the candidate who got more popular votes than him. You can ride high in this victory, but it may come back to bite you. If you are such a clever politician, keep her close and on board ( on the ticket ). Others might bring a state but she can bring a 5% swing across several states which could clinch it finally.

    I dont really think Sen Obama will have her on his ticket and history will judge him wrongly.

    June 8, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  20. Proud American

    For those that are not with it: the Obama fist bump was a way of showing how Non elitist they truly are. The fist bump has been around for years. Those that are "elitist" are only now becoming aware of it.

    June 8, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  21. John Williams

    Because we still have evil people in our sociality, I think that CNN is making a big mistake showing the"Something is happening here" series. Because I feel that it could excite Hate groups. But this is just my opinon.

    June 8, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |

    Millions Of Hillary Supporters Are Now Supporting Obama! I Would Like To Give All Of Them A Fist Bump! To The Clinton Conspiracy Believers. . . . No Fist Bump For You!

    June 8, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  23. GeorgiaGirl

    These two senators were amazing in this interview. They showed such a profound knowledge of the issues and interacted in a respectful manner that made me proud to be a woman and sad that great minds such as these were never given a serious chance at the presidency

    Obama 08

    June 8, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  24. CJ

    It is truly a new day in politics and the world. It's beautiful.

    June 8, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  25. spring

    Must we lower our communications standards just because the Obamas have?

    June 8, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
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