August 25th, 2008
11:41 PM ET
15 years ago

Obama a spectator as Michelle takes center stage

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (CNN) – Hands cupped under his chin as he sat in a family’s living room, Barack Obama smiled as they watched Michelle Obama introduced on their television screen.

Obama held a short photo-op at the beginning of his wife’s address to the convention. He was in the home of a family in battleground Missouri, the candidate sitting in between on a couch in front of the television.

“This is nerve-wracking,” he said, as the Girardeau family laughed.

As his wife took the podium, Obama relaxed a bit, and said “she looks pretty cute.”