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. DflateMacsStr8TalkXpress: Econ MIA, AWOL on facts, POW from reality

    McCain't wouldn't t be offered the same courtesy because he can't get off the derailed "Straight Talk Express" long enough to repeat anything else but, "The surge, my friends". I think even the King of Jordan is sick of hearing about it.

    July 22, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  2. AT

    I think it is amazing that he would get this treatment! It is a clear indication that Senator Obama has the respect of the President and ither dignitaries abroad. I am totally impressed. We are praying for him everyday! it is great! I cannot wait until August for the convention.
    What a time in our History.
    Obama 08/12

    July 22, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  3. Darryl

    Incredible!!! See what a little diplomacy does??? You act like a grown up and the world treats you like one.

    Goodbye McDorkus and G-Dub!!

    July 22, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  4. Dee/Warwick

    Thank you for the lift your Highness. Respected by the rest of the World and all CNN can offer to America and the rest of the World is will electing Barack Obama President set-back African-Americans and other divisive nonsense ladened commentary.

    We must really look like a bunch of racists a–holes to the rest of the World.

    How sad is this Country?

    July 22, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. Fay Tx

    CNN- 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.
    MORE Attacks From McCain!!!

    MattH And I care?
    Really, what has this got to do with anything.......Don'T HATE!!!!!

    July 22, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. check and checkmate

    can someone please factually what type of auto the Obama's have can they even drive a car.? Also, how many housekeepers do the Obama's have and are they legal taxpayers. I am curious do they help employ americans in Detroit, or do they prefer european autos vs japan or american whats left that is. every blogger just thinks he is perfect almost more than mortal me I think he's just a politican no more no less infact most of his supports presume he is going tobe the Pres. do be so sure he hasn't closed the deal with the adults yet....

    July 22, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  7. conservative

    Wow ;bet Obama gets to liking the high life!

    July 22, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. Mike

    You people are so gullible.

    Hamas and Iran love Obama, does that mean we should vote for Obama?

    Russia, North Korea, China all want Obama to be president too.

    Don't you think it's odd that all of our enemies want the same guy for president, they want Obama, because they know Obama who is an appeaser, will not stand up for the United States. If Obama is president, there will be change, but the change will be for the worse.

    July 22, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  9. Ridgeway

    You Obama Libs are the corniest bunch of posters. It's like a high school race for home coming queen. Oh, Obama is soooo Cooool!
    Puke.
    The real conversation in the Mercedes "Hussein, I'm giddy about the election. Do you think anyone will notice when you leave the cabinet meetings 5 times a day to face Mecca?"
    "Of course not Abdulla. Remember, my Muslim Brother. If they were stupid enough to elect me they're too stupid to notice where my true loyalties lie."

    July 22, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  10. Listen Up...

    It' so important that he listen's to what these leaders have to say. HE is absorbing their issues/concerns/goals/intentions. Wouldn't it have been nice if someone took a moment to understand the the issues in Iraq from a civil perspective and not just militarily? Obama is going to be a great POTUS!!!

    July 22, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. Joe in NJ

    I'm just wondering what Obama promised the King as well as all the other leaders he's spoken to.

    July 22, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  12. mary, new jersey

    WAKE UP AMERICA, THE WORLD SURE HAS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 22, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  13. Edith Arkansas

    Those middle east people will all receive Democratic Presidential Elect Barack Obama well because of his stand for peace and not war. The Bush administration and Republican President Elect McCain has yet to learn using diplomacy rather war will get much mileage in the middle east. Obama Jan 20 2009.

    July 22, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  14. Pat Riot

    Yay! maybe Obama can be out king in our new socialist welfare state! We could be like serfs working for the government and he could give us medical care and food stamps and public housing. That way we don't have to worry about the scary dangers of a free society where you are responsible for your own decisions.

    July 22, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  15. Ms. RDS

    @MattH July 22nd, 2008 4:05 pm ET

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

    __________________
    Obviously you do because you took the time to post 😉

    July 22, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  16. John McShame, Obama Is Going to Tax You & Cindy, but Not Me & 95% Americans Making < $250,000/Yr

    Obama is thy annointed –

    welcome our next president with common sense and judgement – Barack Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 22, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  17. Cricket

    That's quite an honor. You can almost feel the respect forming in the air. Oh to be looked upon again as the great nation we once were! We older folks can remember the good ole days-I so appreciate you young people who are becoming involved and informed voters. As a grandmother, I want my sons and grandchildren to know the same country that I have loved and respected. Can grandmothers be allowed to say "YOU YOUNG FOLKS ROCK"??

    OBAMA/BIDEN

    July 22, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  18. 2bFrank

    It's interesting to note that Sens. Obama and McCain are two distinctly different people. While world leaders know better than to outwardly endorse in this campagn, they chose other means to demonstrate an overwhelming preference – Mr. Obama. Not that we as nation should vote based on what the rest of the world want, in fact we shouldn't. However, what we should bare in mind is that its advantageous to have a leader whom the rest of the world greatly admires.

    July 22, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  19. Joe

    That's why the Republicans are frightened (as they would put it)!

    America IS going elect the smart guy this time around, the guy who makes so much sense that everybody in the WORLD is aligning to him. That is NOT a bad thing Republicans!

    July 22, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  20. Obama Supporter from FL

    Seriously, a "royal Mercedes?" How exactly does a Mercedes become royal, eh?

    July 22, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  21. Voter

    No wonder McCain is so upset right now!

    I want to see a pic!

    July 22, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  22. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    I WONDER HOW THE RIGHT-WING IS GOING TO TAKE THIS?

    July 22, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  23. wycliffe, NJ

    The rest of the worlds commander in chief have great respect for our next commander in chief Barack Obama.

    July 22, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  24. John McShame, Obama Is Going to Tax You & Cindy, but Not Me & 95% Americans Making < $250,000/Yr

    news from the grapevine reports that the king's car had an "Obama 08" bumpersticker.

    YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 22, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  25. Loretta from California

    so why doesn't he have a commanding lead over Senator McCain?

    Democrats Unite!!!

    July 22, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
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