If you thought the media was in the tank for Obama in 2008, you certainly were right. If you think they’re now an official part of his re-election team, you would also be correct.
Is this really the best they can do?
President Obama weighed in on a major national controversy Monday, choosing Thin Mints as his favorite Girl Scout cookies.
In Cincinnati for a campaign event, Obama was asked what his favorite kind of Girl Scout cookie was.
Obama called it “one of the toughest questions,” before deciding on the “mint ones.”
Meanwhile, Politico also offered up similar fluff on Mitt Romney.
The American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG) and the Free Burma Coalition (FBC) launched a campaign to protest the uniforms and called on the IOC to apologize and “promise to never support — indirectly or directly — the Burmese regime.” Torchbearers, too, were shocked to see the “Made in Burma (Myanmar)” label on their tracksuits. “When I looked at the label for the uniform, I went nuts,” said 2002 torchbearer Susan Bonfield in an interview with the Guardian. “When you are sending work representing the U.S. to a military dictatorship, I have an issue with that.”
Obama, dressed in a blue jacket and jeans, then walked out before a roaring crowd, shook hands with fans and sat down next to former aide Reggie Love, who played basketball for Duke University.
Obama and first lady Michelle Obama even appeared on “Kiss Cam,” the in-house video that spotlights kissing couples during a game break. The Obamas wouldn’t oblige during the first half, despite roars and some boos from the crowd. But in the fourth quarter, “Kiss Cam” peered back on the first couple and the president was ready: He put his arm around his wife and planted a big kiss on the first lady as the crowd roared.
In case you were wondering, the crowd roared. It probably would have made more sense if they showed Obama and Reggie on the Love Cam.