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. JC

    I can't beleive i actually heard someone say Barack was sexist when he did this with his wife after his speech. What is up with some people that they just can't get a life....probably the same problem that keeps them from getting a man. Oh yeah, Michelle was the one to initiate the fist bump too. But a female can't be a sexist right?

    I'm tired of this sexist crap.

    Hillary lost because she didn't have the delegates. Obama didn't steal them. He won with from his supporters votes, which were more than Hillary's also. Let's pick up and move on. If you vote for McCain (of all people) over a democrat, then I seriously doubt your were a dem to begin with.

    Democrats need to realize they will loose all of their hard work if McCain gets elected.

    June 8, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  2. POLLY


    June 8, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  3. Harvey, Tampa, FL

    Oh boy....a new uber-cool "gangsta" trend infiltrating Congress and potentially the White House. Just what the country needs. Maybe gang signs being waved throughout the Capitol Building will make all in Congress "cool" with today's youth....

    June 8, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  4. New Day

    Sooooooooo newsworthy!!! Cant wait to see if the high five ever catches on.

    June 8, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  5. Texasgyrl in MD

    Are you kidding me? Come on.

    June 8, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  6. Venus

    What else is new! It's the year for the Obamanation!

    Go Bam!

    June 8, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  7. No McSame

    Obama will beat McSame As Bush and then shake his hand too.

    If you love war---------------vote McSame
    If you don't care about your right of choice--vote McSame
    If you love paying high prices for gas-----vote McSame
    If you love being in debt to other countries--vote McSame
    If you love seeing your health care cost go up-Vote McSame

    June 8, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  8. Chipster

    You are kidding, aren't you? People have been doing this practically forever. It really isn't as if the Obamas invented it. What's next, break dancing? Bobbie socks? Hair bands? Wow! They did a "thumbs up" too! Now that's a move that could really catch on.

    I like the Obamas but the media is absolutely stupid over them. Cancel the election, it's completely unnecessary. Bring on the crown and moving vans for the Bushes.

    June 8, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  9. Alex

    As a young adult, the fact that the older generations find the fist bump so amusing, in turn amuses me. This deal ain't exactly new.

    June 8, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  10. dorothy

    The Obama, bump is a great way to connect and reach across to the other party, and be unified. What if we all tried the BUMP! What a Wonderful World This Could BE!


    June 8, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  11. Karen

    Wonderful! Obama"s aready starting to bring people together without fear!

    June 8, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  12. Indy Voter

    I love it!! Go Girls!

    June 8, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  13. Oh my

    This is really devolving into silliness.

    Watch all the sheep emulate the Obamas.

    The USA is going down the path of mindless adoration of the supreme leader just like dicatorships.

    What happened to independent thought?

    June 8, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  14. DAN

    How cute a hand shake people do not to give each other the flu and now as if the Obamas have invented it, isn't it cute, get real this is nosiating

    June 8, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  15. Most revered supreme leader

    CNN this is just like you- trying to turn EVERYthing into Obama worship. He inspires everyone...

    NO he does not.

    Sheep follow by nature.

    June 8, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  16. Tired of democracy

    Have we all lost ALL semblence of common sense?

    Everything is about Obama and his influence.

    When will his image appear on every street corner just like all the other infallible supreme leaders?

    China, North Korea... anyone?

    I'm tired of democracy.

    June 8, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  17. nigel

    What a nice couple!! Gotta love the Obama's!

    June 8, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  18. Sal

    Obama will be our next President, "fist bumpin'" all the way to the White House

    June 8, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  19. Shame on you Bobby

    To Bobby:

    No, The leaders of the DNC and super delegates do NOT have "inalienable" rights to decide an election.

    What Country do you think this is?

    People have inalienable RIGHTS- to freedoms.

    Elected Officials do not have inalienable rights to decide for you.

    June 8, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  20. Matthew

    The "knuckles" have been around for over 2 decades. Have you eggehads been living under rocks or in deep dark caves? If you watched any sporting event during the referenced time, you will see the actual fist bump, or "knuckles" performed as a celebratory gesture among team mates.

    June 8, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  21. j

    I thought it was a great moment, a show of solidarity. Maybe it'll become the Democrats standard greeting of recognition and support.

    June 8, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  22. Truthseeker

    This is a version of the "Dap"......did it back in the Nam. Waiting to see them slap their arms together and snap their fingers.

    June 8, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  23. Audrey

    Great to see it catch on. I've lived with many of my friends doing the fist bump.

    June 8, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  24. jesse

    Okay I not sure what this is supposed to mean

    June 8, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  25. To Larry

    Hey Larry P, Cape Cod,

    Yes all we lifelong democrats who protested and marched for Civil rights and women's rights and against the war in the 1960s... are "one issue people".

    Get real. We have worked to advance equality for ALL Americans, for decades.

    Don't think YOU can tell me how to vote my conscience.

    I know hate when I see it- I abhor it. I will not vote your candidate in just so that you can continue to use the same divisive tactics of hatred, misinformation and propaganda in the future.

    Try accepting other people's choices. Try respecting those who disagree with you. That is an OLD concept we pushed for and struggled for in the in the 1960s.

    June 8, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
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