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. Eric

    No more Clinton triangulating, misspeaking, and spinning. An honest man, with an honest wife won. The country is much better for it.
    — Eric Sims Jr., Boulder, Colorado

    June 8, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  2. phillie

    Whatever happened to a handshake? Please women, act like ladies.

    June 8, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  3. Samual Adams

    fist bumps rule!

    June 8, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  4. Bit

    That's a good example of how Obama affects people in a natural, positive way.

    June 8, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  5. Harvey in Va

    This so called fist bump has been going on for years its a black thing where have you people been

    June 8, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  6. Jo Ann

    This is great something fresh! Go girls

    June 8, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  7. Molly


    Just one thing - NO WE WON'T!!!!!

    Sorry – the MILLIONS of Hillary supporters will NOT vote for obama – he is NOT Qualified – but McCain is!

    June 8, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  8. Mike in NYC

    Just another example, albeit trivial, of the "gutterization" of American culture.

    White people really look out of place doing that. They need to show some dignity.

    June 8, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  9. chrls

    thats how u do it ladies

    June 8, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  10. m-tx

    Fist Bump,is okay is joy,it's okay are right on.

    June 8, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  11. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    God bless the fist bump! Anyone of any age or race can do it and it is cool. Saw Howard Kurtz end one of his segments with Gloria Borger on Reliable Sources this morning with the fist bump

    FIST BUMP RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 8, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  12. Ex-Clinton supporter

    It's called a "Pound". You give someone a "Pound" when you have a bonding or a pac with someone. I guess it's always a good way from shaking someone's clamy-sweaty hands. haha

    June 8, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  13. matthew shelton

    Just what we need. A Ghetto govornment and president.

    June 8, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  14. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA


    June 8, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  15. Jason

    Funny because I thought this was around long before Barack used it....

    June 8, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  16. Cosmic Comedy Queen

    I think I'm going to puke...

    June 8, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  17. Ilona Proud Canadian

    Sorry folks I was typing too fast and must have hit the wrong key before I was quite through.

    Anyway I wanted to finish by saying, that I will be listening for Hillary to report that her DEBT HAS BEEN PAID OFF IN FULL, thanks to her avid supporters. I will also be monitoring this Blog to see how many of you Hillary supporters Believe and Trust in her, because if you do you will respect her wishes and make sure that the Democrats take back the White House, and make America once again Proud and Free!

    June 8, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  18. Cheryl L. Swaim

    Let's bump with Raoul and Hugo and the Iranian morality squads. Keep on bumping.

    June 8, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  19. Ed NJ

    Gives a whole new meaning to "bumping uglies"

    June 8, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  20. Richard

    The OBAMA influence spreads far and wide. I remember watching that live Tuesday night, and thought, isn't that cool.

    June 8, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  21. Mike

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein,
    I would like you to ask Sen. Clinton why she mislead her followers, why she didn't have a score card with her all along and why she didn't take people and journalists who flagged her that it is over just to dissappoint 18million people with a story line that she kept driving to the end.

    June 8, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  22. Typical White Male from Michigan

    Obama needs a bump alright - a BIG shoe back to Illinois with his Reverend Wright, William Ayers, and Razko. As a huge supporter of Hillary and one of her very well off and well educated white males I will under no circumstances vote for Obama in NOV. As a life long Democrat I have seen how the party treats people and it makes me want to up-chuck. I have lost all respect for the Democratic Party and will switch over to McCain. The Democratic Party has lost this voter and I know many, many more who feel the exact same way. This entire Primary was a complete joke, and the Big Boys in the Dem. Party caused all the problems. I totally agree with all the bloggers on the last article about Wolfen - stick together Hillary supporters - we will suffer through 4 years with McCain and we will bring Hillary back in 2012. Obama is a complete LOSER and he will lose in Nov. as the Hillary people see right through him, and will not fall for his KOOL-AID........

    June 8, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  23. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA



    June 8, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  24. Peoria, IL

    In the African American community, we call that fist bumb "Dap". When we meet our frineds and people we really like, we give each other a little Dap.

    June 8, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  25. Steve Hendricks

    The fist bump: Is it a "Black Power thing? a "Democrat" thing...a secret handshake of the left, or the unpatriotic?

    NO, It's simply a generational expression, that has now been picked up by middle age people ( just watch Howie Mandel on NBC's – Deal or NO Deal)

    Why does everything have to be so closely scrutinized?

    We're at war, the economy is in the gutter, filling your car with gas has never been more expensive, healthcare and education costs are at an all time high.

    Let's concentrate on the issues, on character and matters of substance instead of lapel pins and handshake style.

    It's Now Time for Republicans, Democrats and Independents to all just to Get A Grip!

    June 8, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
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