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. Allison

    Barack d Michelle again demonstrate leadership on all fronts

    Barack 08

    June 8, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  2. Juanita

    This not so new "fist bump" is way older than the Obamas. Give me a break. Here goes another chance for anyone interested in appropriating yet another cultural behavior for the sake of god knows what.

    June 8, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  3. Ella Peace

    I loved this moment between Michelle and Barack. It was so endearing and natural. Awesome to see it catching on! The Fist Bump is going where it's never gone before!!!

    June 8, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  4. Step

    Welcome to the 21st Century, senators.

    June 8, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  5. Allen Richards

    As a loyal Obama supporter, I don't know why you guys continue talking about this "fist bump". Seriously guys, no one cares.

    June 8, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  6. Sunburn

    Bayou joe, stop spreading hate and lies! Either you're a democrat or a republican. Decide now!

    June 8, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  7. Bob G.

    So why didn't Wolfe act Presidential and call both of them Sweetie and pat them on the butt?

    June 8, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  8. Reese from NC

    Nice gesture, even if it did lot a little awkward.

    P.S From the look of some the posts above people will find anything to hate on. Take a deep breath and just relax. All that anger can't be good for your blood pressure.

    June 8, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  9. F. R. Haurand Jr.

    Some of you will complain about anything just for the sake of opposition – which is what we need to get away from if this country is going to come together to solve our problems.

    The whole point of Obama's Campaign!

    June 8, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  10. Step

    Do some of you understand what you read?

    Or you just comment without ACTUALLY reading the story?

    Nowhere in the story did it say that Barack and Michelle started the fist-bump.

    What it said was that the two senators did it in apparent reference to the fist-bump Barack and his wife did the day he clinched the nomination.

    They do fist-bumps in Obama's neighborhood. I'm not so sure about Feinstein's nor Hutchison's.

    June 8, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  11. Cindy in California

    Some of you who commented on this article are just too uptight, lighten up. What's the big deal that two Senators ended their meeting with the "fist bump" gosh.

    June 8, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  12. Vig

    McCain and his supporters BEWARE- CNN will do to McCain what they did to Clinton. Undermine him, write spins that give Obama the glow and McCain the shadow. Phrase headlines soiling McCain's image while steam cleaning Obama's. Wait and see. They will propagandize Obama, run series focusing on race, they will give Obama every unfair advantage. They will use ageism – wait and see. It doesn't matter to me – I will be writing in Clinton's name on the November ballot. But if I had to look at another male and his "first lady" for 4 more years, I'd much rather look & listen to Cindy McCain.

    June 8, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  13. Matt

    Can we stop acting like this is something unique? I'd be shocked if anybody under the age of 30 did not find the 'analysis' of this thing the most unintentionally hilarious thing they've ever heard/read.

    June 8, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  14. Gilberto

    to all disgrunteld HRC supporters: who said the Obamas invented it?. Where? please show me?. You're so angry at your candidate losing the primary that you're making fools of yourselves... and don't feel obligated to vote for Obama, I, for starters, would not want to "owe" you anything. Barack's message trascends every race, religion and walk of life. We'll get enough votes in November. You'll see.

    Obama is already changing the eletoral landscape with not accepting any money from lobbyists and this is just he beggining. McBush is ground meat already!, he won't stand a chance.

    June 8, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  15. Connie from Logansport,IN

    Nobama, I have been talking to a group of white women that is supporting Barack Obama , Because we love our families and our country and we are bewildered that there are so many who would stay the course as we have for the last eight years and vote for John McCain. This country and the world will not survive under John McCain. All you people had better wake up fast and put your hatred behind you.

    June 8, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  16. Ola


    You are now desperate for viewers.

    June 8, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  17. obama supporter=arkansas


    June 8, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  18. paul


    Give me a break CNN, what kind of story is this.

    and furthermore, give me a break obamas – they are supposed to lead our country and they are acting like immature teenagers on stage.

    democrat voting for mccain!

    June 8, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  19. real dem

    Ok, who's gonna jump on the stupid bandwagon and say.... "I TOLD YOU O'BAMA WAS A THUG, NO WAY I'M GONNA VOTE FOR HIM. Well, pity you.I really feel sorry for those so-called supporters who won't back O'bama as Hillary is. Just proves that it wasn't about issues or experience at all ( I don't really buy the experience thing because McCain and his so called experience want 5 more years of HIGH GAS PRICES, HOME FORECLOSURES, MORE UNEMPLOYMENT, HIGH FOOD PRICES, MORE OF OUR TROOPS DYING IN IRAQ). Most people just used the Voting for Hillary to describe there true cold hearted nature, which is a shame.

    O'BAMA 2008-2016

    June 8, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  20. Texas Female

    If you want to vote McCain because you believe he is more qualified, that is your right. But, for those of you who are on the fence, one of the things I hear most about Clinton supporters is they don't think Obama has the experience. Here are two thoughts:

    1. If he runs the country HALF as efficiently and effectively as he ran his campaign, we will be more than twice as fortunate.

    2. Most people question his experience... well, honestly, Hillary does not have any more. She did have Bill in whom she could consult. That was primaily her "experience." Senator Obama has a large group of brilliant people in many facets of politics, finance, etc, who love working with him and will be there for advice when needed. I feel much better about a group of brilliant advisors helping our President than one single man.

    and 3. I bet Obama will select Hillary to work with him in any capacity she desires (VP? whatever). It will be a win/win for all.

    June 8, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  21. Sabrina

    I thought Obama was for change , this is very old!!!! Of course the media will spin it as the second coming, by the way when is he walking on water??????? A McClinton voter.

    June 8, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  22. Al - Florida

    I looks like something monkeys do at the zoo.

    June 8, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  23. Marilyn

    This is grammar school stupidity. God help us if the grown ups lose control in November.

    June 8, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  24. Cynthia

    For those of your on the blog making negative comments – its not that serious. Let's take it down a notch. It's been around for a while but some people have never seen it and thought that it was cool.

    June 8, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  25. fred

    Barack and Godzilla his wife are stupid and so is Dianne and Kay Bailey!!!!

    Stupid is, as stupid does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This story is totally stupid !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 8, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
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