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.

- Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker

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. N Vinny Veritas

    Oh my God... he's human- and just like me !

    July 17, 2012 02:35 am at 2:35 am |
  2. N Vinny Veritas

    Really ??? THAT incredibly tame post is awaiting moderation ?

    July 17, 2012 02:37 am at 2:37 am |
  3. gbenga bamiteko

    The last time I remembered it Mr and Mrs Obama were humans just like the inhabitants of planet earth! Leave them be,its not that big a deal if they kissed in public or in private. Besides, they are relatively young and smashing...the same can not be said of their nigerian counterpart. Now that's error. #Team Obama all the way please!

    July 17, 2012 02:43 am at 2:43 am |
  4. phil

    Wish I had that kind of power: to be able to get on kiss cam twice in the same night to fix your first attempt. I guess that's reserved for the leader of the free world and above level.

    July 17, 2012 02:51 am at 2:51 am |
  5. AgeofInsanity

    Sucking face in prime time.

    July 17, 2012 03:08 am at 3:08 am |
  6. Andrew

    Say what you will about this man, I personally like him.

    July 17, 2012 03:21 am at 3:21 am |
  7. Freddie

    My day is now complete.

    July 17, 2012 03:36 am at 3:36 am |
  8. Epidi

    I think they are an adorable couple and obviously deeply in love.

    July 17, 2012 03:39 am at 3:39 am |
  9. tiredofit

    Nothing like campaign mode nonsense. What about Fast and Furious? Any "reporters" behind cameras going to ask when we are going to get answers?

    July 17, 2012 04:08 am at 4:08 am |
  10. Chuchu Igwe

    The best couple in the world

    July 17, 2012 04:42 am at 4:42 am |
  11. Heffulumps

    In other news... where is the news?

    July 17, 2012 05:35 am at 5:35 am |
  12. Tom Smith

    Beautiful couple! I am soo proud of their family. God Bless.

    July 17, 2012 05:43 am at 5:43 am |
  13. AJ

    Awww, isn't that so cute? I bet this will make us totally forget all of Obama's failed policies and his baseless class warfare tactics – and his big Bain lie.

    July 17, 2012 05:55 am at 5:55 am |
  14. dlev31

    If only he could run the country. Kissing is just not going to pay those trillions of dollars that he has racked up and that we, our children and grandchildren will have to pay. On top of that we have anything to show for it. We're worse off then when he came into office. Yup, Barack – you just keep on kissing and playing golf. I'm sure you will be re-elected, you're quite the charmer, liar and campaigner and obviously that's all the American people need to hire you into that position. Good job people. You really know how to pick'em.

    July 17, 2012 05:59 am at 5:59 am |
  15. Nath's

    it all gud have fun....

    July 17, 2012 06:08 am at 6:08 am |
  16. Dave

    So who won the game?

    July 17, 2012 06:14 am at 6:14 am |
  17. Look!


    July 17, 2012 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  18. Kim Davis

    Love Them!

    July 17, 2012 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  19. Beyene Belete

    That's so cute.

    July 17, 2012 06:35 am at 6:35 am |
  20. Dee

    Awww – so good to see!

    July 17, 2012 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  21. Out Of Touch with reality

    and this news, HOW?

    July 17, 2012 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  22. Marie MD

    That was really cute. No go from Mrs. Obama on the first round but prodded by their daughter they finally did it!!
    This is what happens when given a second chance. FORWARD 2012

    July 17, 2012 07:11 am at 7:11 am |
  23. Libdumb


    July 17, 2012 07:14 am at 7:14 am |
  24. FedUp

    Yeah, and that certainly wasn't planned.

    July 17, 2012 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  25. Gurgyl

    GOP is watching to spin.......watch out!!!!obama12.

    July 17, 2012 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
1 2 3 4