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. PAY ATTENTION!!!!

    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………IDIOT!!!!

    July 22, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  2. Griff

    There was a very old Ameri/Brit Movie called: "The Enemy Within"....
    He (Borack Obama), will also be found out,in the end...

    July 22, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  3. From Montreal Canada

    Thanks President Obama...Thank you....8 years of peace to come

    July 22, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  4. Shari, NY

    All this is happening while his adversaries are at home whining, clutching at straws, and bankrupt of ideas on how to steal the spotlight. With every breath he takes and move he makes, Senator Obama is proving that there is hope for not only for America but for those who look to it from afar.

    July 22, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  5. not an obamabot, thank GOD

    why are we even having the general election, coranate the new god king so he can rule for the next 8-10 yrs and get it over with. the media with their tongues so firmly entrenched in the messiahs backside is getting older than mcamnesty. looking forward to not keeping any of my money, and the joining of the north american union. maybe the god king can be on the "amero."

    July 22, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  6. Dayahka

    We've known for decades that a Palestinian state is needed, but it's the Israelis who are intransigent–and the Americans who have no backbone to challenge the Israelis. Yes, King Abdullah, we know, we know, but the American sheeple haven't a clue.

    July 22, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  7. tigerakabj

    In ya face McSenile. Bet the king didn't give you a ride? How do you like them apples!

    Obama/Sebelius 2008/2012.

    July 22, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  8. Nando, Florida

    THE WORLD SEE"S GREATNESS IN OBAMA ALL YOU HATERS BETER RECONIZE!!!!!!!!!!! AND RESPECT YOUR NEXT POTUS !!!!

    July 22, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  9. RITA

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUD Gotta love this!

    July 22, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  10. s for obama

    Mr. President, we miss you at home and can't to watch you on TV for the convention. We love ya.

    president Obama 08 & 12

    July 22, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  11. Noah

    I am now supporting Obama, and he better choose Hillary as his VP..However, CNN..If Obama farts in the Middle East is this going to be "Breaking News". I support the man and I am getting sick of the media love fest. The excuse that Obama is new, so this is news doesn't wash. You guys need to stop before you make him look like only a media darling.

    July 22, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  12. Peggy - TX

    Obama is looking good. Every snap shot I have seen of him this past week makes me proud to have been a supporter from the time he gave that speach where he alone stood up and challanged President Bush on the Iraq war.

    July 22, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  13. dasebre

    "go and rule the Americans" (world) a video clip seen in Obama's trip to Kenya some years back. Now is coming to fruition, I think is a good thing. God bless America, God bless the world.

    July 22, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  14. BBB

    When a true leader arises, the nations are at peace, but when you hear comotions, wars, and rumors of wars, there is a warmonger on the throne. Obama's trip goes to show how hungry and thirsty this world is for a a slice of peace. Obama has the vision for that peace. That is why everyone is bearing witness of that, including the kings.

    July 22, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  15. Proud American

    It is the continuation of Bush's policy that many world leaders don't want, and certainly Obama is showing that America can change to a better place.

    If McCain visits a place, they might take him back to the airport on a scooter, or just let him drive himself there.

    I can't wait for the first debate between Obama and McCain. Obama is sharp, man this guy IS sharp, McCain ,on the other hand, still talks about "we're fighting for our freedome in Iraq" Huh?!! HELLOOOW, it's $4.00 a galone here, beep beep wake up McCain. I think Obama is going to wipe him like he was his daddy.

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

    I didn't hear about BUSHMAN or McBUSH getting a personal lift...

    HUMMMMM....could it be that they don't like neither of these fools.

    Wow....what a revelation.

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

    Yet another John McCain backfire. You'd swear he was trying to hand the presidency over to Obama.

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

    ROYALITY

    ATTRACTS

    ROYALTY!

    July 22, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  19. Xavier

    Obama, changing the way we are perceived in the world.

    July 22, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  20. former republican

    Didn't he tell Bush to walk to the airport?
    For Mcbush, he called a cab.

    July 22, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  21. peakarach,des moines,IA

    CNN=BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA #1 HEADQUARTER.

    July 22, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  22. John

    the king just wanted to know what kind of spinners he should get to properly pimp his ride . . . .

    July 22, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  23. Will in Richmond, VA

    Is he acting like he's President already? .... o wait.... Looks like the rest of the world is treating him like he's President already.

    Do you like apples, Senator McCain?

    How do you like THEM apples!!?

    July 22, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  24. Say What!!!

    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…………….OK !! McCain JR!!!!

    July 22, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  25. Tully

    yeaaa America for on the job training!!

    July 22, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
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