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Friday, June 6, 2008

Presidental Gestures

Bump, Fist Bump, Pound, Fist Pound, Dap (dignity and pride) ... call it what ever you want.

When Michelle and Barack Obama opted to fist bump just before claiming the Democratic nomination victory, everyone took notice. It instantly "bumped" the web.

Whether this was planned or candid, I think it was brilliant.

Let's take a look at past presidents.

Pat and Richard liked to peace out.


George Sr. and Barbara high-fived everyone.


George and Laura like the old school waving.


Bill and Hill are all about the thumbs up.

And then there was V.P. Al and Tipper ... YIKES.


16 comments:

Ginaagain said...

Yikes indeed! The Obamas are definitely the coolest although the Nixons tried hard to be cool.

Sherry/Cherie said...

Everybody got their "thing" -- the Obamas are for real!

dkuroiwa said...

Love that!!
and yeah...yikes...that's just yucky!!
I always wonder if Laura is trying to escape because George seems to have one of those "you ain't goin' nowhere, honey" kind of grips on her neck....in a lot of pictures!!
double ick.

Molly said...

Perfect...whatever the Obamas do is golden. Pat and Richard...peace, yeech.

Sunshine said...

I would do the Miss America wave...

elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist, wrist.

Audubon Ron said...

GREAT POST!

Biddy said...

i freakin love it!!!

and i think it was more a personal moment than a "hey honey let's do this as our thing" thing...

i would totally fist bump o'boyfriend

San said...

I have just dried the tears from watching Hillarys exit speech. She is one remarkable woman. Barak would be wise to choose her for his running mate.
(re: the "bump" - oh yeah, good one)

Sunshine, Thanks, now I can't get this little diddy out of my brain =)
"elbow,elbow, wrist, wrist, cross your heart and blow a kiss"

Ree said...

Mr. Hot and I fist-bump all the time!

John said...

Hahaha. I read on someone's blog the other day the "bump" went out in 2002. Of course, being clueless, I had no idea. But now that the Obama's are doing it, it's gotta be back in, right?

Beth said...

I LOVED it!!!! He will be such a cool president! and the Gore's....EEEWWWWWW!!!!!

Patience said...

Of all the moves I like Al's the best! But then, that's just me.

Tonya said...

I never noticed before that the couples did the same thing! Too cute :) At least it shows they are insync with each other!

Joan said...

I guess my husband and I need to come up with something. Usually it's me w/my hands on my hips and him feeling guilty because he obviously didn't do what was asked of him.

phd in yogurtry said...

Jon Stewart did a bit about the fist bump last night. Someone at Fox news called it "a terrorist fist jab".

Gnightgirl said...

Great post; love the Obama pic of the fist-bump!