July 22nd, 2008
03:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Obama gets a lift from the King

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/22/art.obama.abdullah.jpg caption="Sen. Obama met with Jordan's King Abdullah Tuesday."]
(CNN) - Running for president, Obama is used to getting driven around - but perhaps not by royalty.

Following his meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, the Democratic presidential nominee got a lift to the airport from none other than the monarch himself, in a royal Mercedes.

The airport drive followed a meeting between the two men during which the king reportedly repeated his long-standing view that a Palestinian state is vital to ending the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (188 Responses)
  1. The Left is Dumb

    What's more impressive? Getting a ride to the airport or being involved in delicate national security matters? Remember when McCain was in Columbia the same time the hostages were rescued? McCain was briefed by the Columbian government BEFORE it happened. Do you really think Obama would have been? Do you really think Obama knows where Columbia is on a map? I bet he would end up at Five Points, just down from The University of South Carolina . . .

    July 22, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  2. Mike - Texas

    Loretta from California,

    Because Americans are by in large very stupid.

    Want proof?

    We voted for Bush... TWICE!

    July 22, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  3. kim

    tickle me pink yesssssssss

    July 22, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  4. Will, NJ

    Another republican backfire? McCain constantly hammers Obama for not visiting the region and now Obama draws support from every direction he looks. When the king himself gives you a lift from the airport you know you have respect.

    July 22, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  5. Ian

    I'd laugh if he asked for gas money.

    July 22, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  6. john

    hey king, you need some 22's on this ride . . .

    July 22, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  7. New Voter for McCain

    Maybe he will offer him a job and Nobama can just stay over there. We won't miss him and certainly do not need him.
    Just go away I am sick of hearing about you. Oh,,, and take your wife with you.

    July 22, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  8. shelagh

    It's good to see Obama acting so presidentially, and being accorded the respect of other leaders around the world. There's hope for America yet!

    July 22, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  9. Joe Reg

    The monarch and Mr. Obama are about the same generation, I think. Except that the monarch is probably a little bit younger, but one the progressive one in the middle East indeed.

    Both of them will work well together for sure.

    Landslide Obama.

    Obama 08 & 12.

    July 22, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  10. American

    No world leader /nation wants to see another bush in Washington. We just can't fix what bush has broken by voting for McCain.

    July 22, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  11. jpg midwest

    And this is news?? How many times must every minute thing this man does be pushed on us? What did they discuss? Why take this trip now after so many years of problems? Ok I forgot that OB has only been in his seat for a few years but still never paid any attention until now? And this is not a photo op/free media ride on our tax money? Please spare me.. How much can be talked about and "solved" in a few hours? From reading the majority of these posts I would think that now the world loves America again all because of this man. How foolish some people are.. I'm waiting to find out how many times and when OB has a bowel movement!! Now that is news...

    July 22, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  12. Debby, NJ

    The Next President of the United States Of America

    July 22, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  13. ket

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 22, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
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