July 22nd, 2008
03:30 PM ET
13 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. Chris from NY

    Oh! What a ride!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is.

    July 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  2. Really!

    This is awesome!! Aweeeeeeeeeeeesssssssoooooommmmeeee!!

    July 22, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. NewAmericancitizen

    Your highness....president Obama!

    July 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  4. skunkrat The Marine

    McCain's suggestion would be "WAR". If he wins the election the entire region will be at war.

    July 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  5. Kim, Dallas, TX

    It would seem that much of the world respects Obama. It's difficult to find anyone who doesn't support him outside of the US, and trust me, the world is keeping track of our election much more than some of our own population. Makes you wonder why our citizens are not supportive. Why do they back more of the same that created such distress not only in our country, but worldwide. Oh yeah, this is the same population that elected Bush twice.

    July 22, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  6. Monica for Obama in Indiana

    You go Obama ain't nothing like royalty. Tell mccain to go over and see how he will get to the airport.

    July 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  7. Canadian for OBAMA

    I really don't think Mr. McCain would have gotten the same treatment! I think the king likes Obama too!! Allies my friends, Allies!!!

    July 22, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  8. Doris,Memphis,TN

    John McCain be careful what you ask for, my friend.

    July 22, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  9. ProudToBeDemocrat

    Obama is the King of the universe.

    July 22, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  10. Don

    You just gotta love him! Even Royalty is falling in line, America, this is our

    time, this is our moment!!

    McIncompetence is yelling at the clouds back at home.

    July 22, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  11. MattH

    And I care?
    Really, what has this got to do with anything?

    July 22, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  12. pam Eugene OR

    WOW
    He probably wanted more time with Barack so he drove him back to the airport. Are you watching America?

    July 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  13. Vote Nader

    Too bad King Abdullah II's view fell on deaf ears. Sen. Obama has already told us he stands firmly behind Israel and does not appear open to discussion on the matter.

    There is a candidate that does stand with the Middle East viewpoint on Palestine/Isreal. His name is Ralph Nader.

    ** Nader/Gonzalez 2008 **

    July 22, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  14. Leon

    Obama will be very respected in the world. Americans need to realize how much their image has been damaged abroad. Did you hear his speach in Jordan, what a statesman. Please support this man all the way to the white house.

    Cheers...

    July 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  15. Griff

    There is no such thing, as a King!!! Only the illusion...
    Obama want's to be King, of the West.... They ask what is the biggest threat to America???? Borack Obama................

    July 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  16. demwit

    Upon arriving at the airport in a royal Mercedes. America's popzrazi, I mean major new network anchors, where there waiting to take pictures of their crowned leader from every angle..

    July 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  17. NotFallingInLine.org

    The McCain campaign is right.

    This trip overseas – much of which taxpayers are paying for – is a circus show.

    Stalwart Democrats who know that our core principles of democracy have been betrayed by failed leaders and THEIR selectee UNITE!

    NotFallingInLine.org

    July 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  18. kim hussein taylor portland, oregon

    what??? diplomacy and discussions? developing personal relationships with other world leaders?? that's not the american way! obama should have rubbed the king's shoulders, threatened his country, and then thrown up on his shoes! THAT is the republican way!

    July 22, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  19. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    "...the king reportedly repeated his long-standing view that a Palestinian state is vital to ending the Arab-Israeli conflict."

    Yeah. It's called "Palestine," or was until it was stolen and renamed "Israel."

    July 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  20. Amused

    Too know him is to love him, right? lol

    Cute story.

    July 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  21. Mary - Arizona

    Obama understands foreign policy and has the right judgement – Very presidential.

    McSame= 4 more yrs of Bush

    And that's change we can believe in!

    July 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  22. Abby

    COOL. Respect, honor and diplomacy returning to the world stage in 2008 after an 8 year hiatus. yes we can!

    July 22, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  23. King Obama

    The prophecy is true!

    July 22, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  24. no no no!

    what the story didn't say was that the King would have made McCain to/.....take the BUS. Obama is going to make a great president, bring some respect back to our Nation. it will be so good to go to other countries and not be hated because of being an American....

    July 22, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  25. OBAMA Supporter all the way

    I LOVE IT!!!!! No wonder McCain and Bush are so jealous!

    You are kicking butt Obama. The Republicans don't have a chance.

    July 22, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
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