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. Move on

    Neutral.............People don't matter to the DNC, money talks, Obambi spent a lot of money buying superdelegates. The Democratic Party should change their name to " PRESIDENT FOR SALE PARTY"
    PLEASE change GEAR and MOVE ON,Thank YOU !!!!

    June 8, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  2. Chris M.

    Interesting... not sure how this is news, but ok.

    Obama '08!!!

    June 8, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  3. The Truth

    what is next the "high five"?

    grow up

    June 8, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  4. Ted G

    It is amazing how much those don't know of simple gestures of other races and cultures. Feinstein and Hutchinson should stick to stale cold empty hand shakes. It actually looks more authentic.

    June 8, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  5. To Portia B

    Hello blogger Portia B.

    You don't fool us. Your blog is Pro- Obama. Why pretend neutrality?

    1. HRC did not suspend her "concession". She conceded.

    2. She suspended her campaign.

    3. The party does not select its nominee until the convention in August and so ALL nominees of either party, are presumed nominees until they delegates of their respective party vote at their conventions.

    June 8, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Change has already taken place now. His job is over now.Husain Obama sends a wrong signal to the world and world smiles at this undesired gimmick.. Experience, integrity all matters. speaches any body can make. America is not for rap culture in international politics/relations.change of policy is needed but not at the cost of keeping up national image. Persona & Experience matters a lot to Real Americans..

    June 8, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  7. Yeah man

    Fist Bumping.... oH wow....

    I can't wait for that rage to blaze across the country.

    Who needs to vote on issues, when we can get so caught up in this kind of silly nonsensical crap?

    June 8, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  8. no news day

    Well it IS sunday.

    We are all praying- for God to save America from such drivel.

    June 8, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  9. Always A Democrat First

    FYI
    I have a republican neighbor who told me that he comes on these blogs and portray himself as a Hillary supporter that would not vote for Obama just to get real Hillary supporters to follow his lead. He also shared with me that there are many other Republicans that are doing the same. The absolutely love doing it. They stated they know that it is the only way McCain will win. Think about it.

    June 8, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  10. Move on

    Neutral………….People don't matter to the DNC, money talks, Obambi spent a lot of money buying superdelegates. The Democratic Party should change their name to " PRESIDENT FOR SALE PARTY"
    PLEASE change GEAR and MOVE ON,Thank YOU !!!!

    June 8, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  11. Janet WV for Obama/Clinton

    Sen. Obama is a breath of fresh air. He is down to earth and so for real!

    June 8, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  12. Mike

    The "Fist Bump" is sooo Ghetto, if this is what we have to look forward to for 4-8 years, God help us!

    Uhhh, ookaayyy, see what I bee sayin!!!!

    June 8, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  13. Alex

    Good! I'm glad it's catching on. I hope the ladies, especially, don't try Dubya's chest bump though.

    June 8, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  14. A phi A since 1906 waiting for Obama.

    Example Of change, a new, fresh flavor in the white house.

    June 8, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  15. only blog open

    I never get posted on the "political posts"- they close so quickly, so I'll post this question here:

    African Americans said they would stay home if Obama was not given the nomination. No one criticized their decision as vindictive, childish, selfish, cutting off their nose to spite their face, contrary to the issues they support etc etc. No one said- but they are so similar on the issues...

    Same for the "new" young DEMS.

    But now HRC supporters get attacked for making a similar decision not to support the nominee of the party.

    Michelle Obama herself said she would not support the democratic nominee if it were HRC. So was she being ignorant, stupid, moronic, selfish, against Roe vs Wade, condemning us to a conservative Supreme court, murdering ourt troops in Iraq... etc etc.

    Stop with Obama praise and the Hillary hate. You are being hypocritical. Criticize your own selves first.

    June 8, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  16. Bill

    This fist bump thing is raelly stupid, When Obama is exposed for the imexperienced, political hack he really is by the 527's etc., nobody will thin it is so cute, but merely contrived like the rest of Obama's life story.

    June 8, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  17. ben

    What do you nitpicking nuts who write such incredible articles, have to say about this.????????

    June 8, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  18. error correction

    never get posted on the "political posts"- they close so quickly, so I'll post this question here:

    African Americans said they would stay home if Obama was not given the nomination. No one criticized their decision as vindictive, childish, selfish, cutting off their nose to spite their face, contrary to the issues they support etc etc. No one said: "but they are so similar on the issues… why not support the ideals of your party"

    Same for the "new" young DEMS.

    But now HRC supporters get attacked for making a similar decision not to support the nominee of the DEM party.

    Michelle Obama herself said she would NOT support the democratic nominee if it were HRC. So was she being ignorant, stupid, moronic, selfish, against Roe vs Wade, condemning us to a conservative Supreme court, murdering ourt troops in Iraq, voting against her own interests… etc etc.

    Stop with blind one-sided Obama praise and with all the hate for Hillary and her supporters. You are being hypocritical. Criticize your own selves first.

    June 8, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  19. Victor in NC

    Its cute.. Something new! I remember when folks in the 70's slap "5"

    June 8, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  20. YES WE CAN! YES WE WILL!

    That was a clear sign of support and encouragement from a young supportive spouse that's not too caught up in what the old schoolers think. This was refreshing to see!

    It's a NEW DAY and younger people are not caught up in the mess of pretense, they are who they are, either you deal with it or guess what? Oh well!!!! That's the attitude for the most part by most of them and as long as they are not offensive to anyone I say have at it.

    What should they have done, one of those fake long sloppy kisses in pretense done by couples that probably haven't touched each other in years? No! They are a couple that is truly in love and supportive of each other for no greater reason than just.

    I love the way he calls her his Rock!
    My husband and I just love to see the two of them together!

    Obama and Michelle are a great couple and expression of a couple in love! It don't take all the other mess we normally have to seat through watching those others that we know can't hardly stand each other put on for the moment.

    June 8, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  21. Marty

    The fist bump has been going on for years. You can not attribute it to the Obama's.

    June 8, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  22. Michael

    CNN claims to have the number one blog on the internet but everytime you try to enter something it never shows up, or they close the session without warning. I have tried to post several times to this blog without success, I guess CNN wants only the nasty, negative stuff on their blogs. I wonder if CNN doesn't have their own political agenda.

    June 8, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  23. nobama

    there are groups of women that i'm talking to that will not support obama.

    several of them are moving over to the Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney in a show of anger at how the democratic party as treated us.

    for me, i'll vote mccain.

    June 8, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  24. Bayou Joe

    Nothing went wrong with Clinton's campaign. She was sabotaged by her own party. They were enamored with Obama and prefer to lose with him than lose all the newbies he attracted. The problem is that he also brings with him an undesirable element from his Illinois and Kenyan roots. That is why we (Hillary Democrats) will not support him.

    Hillary and everyone else can tell us to join in, but we refuse to do it.
    our nation is at stake. We will not turn it over to the Marxist in the party.

    June 8, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  25. Maggie VT

    Diane Feinstein should not be meddling anyone's business. I thought she said other people had to give them time. She now says Obama should pick her as president. She should start talking to Hillary's supporters to get on board because all those people are going to vote for McCain. Instead of giving Obama advise, she should help get him elected. The more you push, the less she will be on the ticket.

    June 8, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
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