Obamas find spotlight on 'kiss cam'
July 16th, 2012
10:49 PM ET
10 years ago

Obamas find spotlight on 'kiss cam'

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, found themselves Monday night in a spot where only few lovebirds have landed: the Kiss Cam at the Verizon Center in Washington.

The first couple appeared on the jumbo screen while sitting on the sidelines of the mens' USA National Team vs. Brazil basketball game.

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As the crowd urged the couple to kiss, the president held his arm around the first lady and smiled, but didn't kiss - prompting a wave of boos from the crowd, according to pool reports.

But fans didn't leave entirely disappointed. Not long after the couple shied away from some affectionate display, reporters were brought back into the arena to watch as Obama and his wife re-appeared on the kiss cam, this time with the president going in for a full smooch.

Filed under: Basketball • Michelle Obama • President Obama • Washington D.C.
soundoff (80 Responses)
  1. petemg

    Nothing unusual about this. Many previous WH couple have done this before but are they having marital problems where they have to make sure the public is watching. All for popularity.

    July 17, 2012 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  2. TheTruth06

    You don't have to urge him to kiss his wife, he will do it in his own time. Besides, he has a helluva wife, why wouldn't he want to kiss her? Do your thing Mr President.

    July 17, 2012 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  3. Ebony

    How Cute!!!!!

    July 17, 2012 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  4. Dont Blame Obama

    Pres Obama is the man

    July 17, 2012 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  5. There all the same club

    Too bad he couldnt be a little more spontanious and do the deed the first time. Only after boos from the crowd did he relent. Probably his campaign manager told him it would be good for votes if he did the kiss.

    July 17, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
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