Obamas find spotlight on 'kiss cam'
July 16th, 2012
10:49 PM ET
9 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. Bill

    Dear President and Mrs. Obama: You guys are ::great::, and it's refreshing to see you both in this relaxed moment. Everyone reading this, if you have a significant other, hug and kiss them ::regularly::; Show each other the affection that you feel, it's one of ::the:: most important things in any relationship.

    July 17, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  2. Ann Marie Patti

    What a beautiful couple, and a beautiful family for this US of A....Obama 2012 no other way to go...I am proud of you Mr. President and my entire family supports you......God Bless!

    July 17, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  3. Nean, atlanta ga

    God blessed this union, when i kiss my wife it is never on any cable net work

    July 17, 2012 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  4. Gambi

    No matter what your politics may be you have to say they are a great couple. All the best to the Obama's.

    July 17, 2012 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  5. oldsocks

    "Bob, will I Iose percentage points if I kiss my wife? Yes? Ok, wait...no?...okay. I'd gain 3 points?! Damn, I thought you said not to. Let's do it again guys..." is probably what happened.

    July 17, 2012 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  6. Name

    They are a CLASS act!

    July 17, 2012 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  7. steve

    should have got it right the first time

    July 17, 2012 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  8. jaded

    Wow he will not give her a kiss unless it serves to be politically advantageous. That is true love right there.

    July 17, 2012 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  9. RomneyRubio2012


    July 17, 2012 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  10. Name: Rogers W. Anthony, Jr.

    The president and the first lady embrace and kiss is genuinely" Middle Class American "

    July 17, 2012 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  11. Name keshalaws

    Love it!

    July 17, 2012 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  12. Charlotte, North Carolina

    Cool President we have. I wish he could gut his cabinet though

    July 17, 2012 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  13. coolie

    Way to go prez..love you guys

    July 17, 2012 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  14. Alex Harker

    So they didn't kiss, then said, "Wait, reporters, come back!" and then kissed? Weird.

    July 17, 2012 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  15. erica

    I love it ....i know there love is strong after all this crazyness is going on u got my vote....

    July 17, 2012 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  16. petena

    a "real" president. I am so proud of my president and all he is doing for this country. Its too bad 17 wealty corporations and/or people will try to buy this election. Its a sad state for democracy.

    July 17, 2012 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  17. Homer

    Kiss Cam? Oh Pleeze!
    With these clowns leading the country I've had to kiss my retirement and my kids future goodbye!

    July 17, 2012 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  18. Bruce

    I think it great that they show their love for one another

    July 17, 2012 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  19. Nikole's Mom


    July 17, 2012 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  20. just saying.......

    well, at least the great divider wasn't busy making laws.

    I am so tired of seeing his and michelles face on this website.

    July 17, 2012 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  21. Rick C

    Reporters were ushered in to see the President kiss his wife? Awesome love life. I can't kiss you now sweetie, it won't make the news, let's get the reporters in here first.

    July 17, 2012 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  22. Marry

    Funny and very nice, smart and caring couple!

    July 17, 2012 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  23. me -

    Love for your family reflects on the compassionate president he is...
    Joe Smith – Manager at Vista Driving School

    July 17, 2012 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  24. Jr

    Isthat part of the presidential duties? Too kiss the fist lady in public. If is i want tm be prez

    July 17, 2012 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  25. Steve Rickel

    Hell yeah! Get er done! Should have done it the first round! Honey, you have some esplaining to do!

    July 17, 2012 02:33 am at 2:33 am |
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