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Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:15 PM

Thirty Pictures of President Obama's Rain Soaked Speech in Virginia

At a stop today in Glen Allen, Virginia, Obama's campaign rally was threatened by heavy rain storms, but the President and his supporters braved the downpour providing an awesome photo opportunity for the Obama campaign.
posted Jul 14, 2012 6:50pm EDT

http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/30-pictures-of-president-obamas-rain-soaked-c#HTWF2

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Reply Thirty Pictures of President Obama's Rain Soaked Speech in Virginia (Original post)
Dalai_1 Jul 2012 OP
liberal N proud Jul 2012 #1
Dalai_1 Jul 2012 #2
K Gardner Jul 2012 #67
Siwsan Jul 2012 #32
bupkus Jul 2012 #54
FarLeftFist Jul 2012 #56
xtraxritical Jul 2012 #57
magical thyme Jul 2012 #59
Scuba Jul 2012 #66
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2012 #3
WinstonSmith4740 Jul 2012 #11
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2012 #16
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #18
kardonb Jul 2012 #45
Mira Jul 2012 #24
UnrepentantLiberal Jul 2012 #47
Mira Jul 2012 #50
AtomicKitten Jul 2012 #4
Punkingal Jul 2012 #5
Spazito Jul 2012 #6
VenusRising Jul 2012 #8
tallahasseedem Jul 2012 #9
johnnie Jul 2012 #15
malaise Jul 2012 #22
Kennah Jul 2012 #26
Spazito Jul 2012 #43
TwilightGardener Jul 2012 #68
shcrane71 Jul 2012 #69
monmouth Jul 2012 #7
SoutherDem Jul 2012 #10
LiberalFighter Jul 2012 #13
Greybnk48 Jul 2012 #14
mopinko Jul 2012 #34
Spazito Jul 2012 #40
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #39
barbtries Jul 2012 #73
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #74
CatWoman Jul 2012 #12
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #19
BattyDem Jul 2012 #17
CatWoman Jul 2012 #29
malaise Jul 2012 #20
SunSeeker Jul 2012 #60
Turbineguy Jul 2012 #21
Tennessee Gal Jul 2012 #23
Mira Jul 2012 #25
Snotcicles Jul 2012 #27
Faygo Kid Jul 2012 #28
abolugi Jul 2012 #48
nolabear Jul 2012 #58
Botany Jul 2012 #30
SoutherDem Jul 2012 #62
Patiod Jul 2012 #70
tabasco Jul 2012 #31
mopinko Jul 2012 #33
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #35
liberal from boston Jul 2012 #36
liberalmuse Jul 2012 #37
aquart Jul 2012 #38
Ikonoklast Jul 2012 #72
MidwestTransplant Jul 2012 #41
neeksgeek Jul 2012 #42
Wind Dancer Jul 2012 #44
louis c Jul 2012 #46
underpants Jul 2012 #49
livetohike Jul 2012 #51
abolugi Jul 2012 #52
a kennedy Jul 2012 #53
blue neen Jul 2012 #55
ohheckyeah Jul 2012 #61
nobodyspecial Jul 2012 #63
Rose Siding Jul 2012 #64
Jeroen Jul 2012 #65
aintitfunny Jul 2012 #71

Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:18 PM

1. Would Mr Bain do that?

Would his few supporters do that?

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:21 PM

2. These pictures brought tears to my eyes!

Our President is incredible!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 08:30 AM

67. A few of my favorite pics I saved from 2008 were Obama standing out in the rain

talking to the people. Something else the 'other guy' wouldn't do for them !

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:14 PM

32. His 'Just For Men' would run

He'd look like an over baked boehner.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 09:34 PM

56. My 5 favs









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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #56)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 09:38 PM

57. I pray he does not get sick or something.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #57)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 09:58 PM

59. in this heat and humidity it's probably a relief

Not the sticky clothes, but the cool rain. We've gotten way too wimpy. Love to walk in the rain!

Now Mittens would have to worry. He might melt.

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #56)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 07:13 AM

66. The 2nd one you picked with the little girl and her proud papa is awesome.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:21 PM

3. Can you imagine Mittens standing out in the pouring rain like that?

I can't, either.

He'd have minions holding a canopy over him to be sure that neither his perfect hair nor his $2,000 suit was sullied by a single drop of water.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:36 PM

11. $2000?

I'll bet Mittens considers $2000 for a suit "bargain basement" stuff.

I watched this speech this morning, and what I love about these pictures is the look on people's faces! They're in a downpour (he joked about the hairdos being ruined) and are so incredibly happy to be in his presence that they just don't care about the rain. And the little girl with the blue flower...well, can words describe it?

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:42 PM

16. Shows you what a peasant I am -

I think $2,000 is a lot of money for a suit. But you're right; Mittens probably thinks a $2,000 suit is something you wear to clean your garage. Oh, wait; Mittens has people for that. He doesn't clean garages.

I wonder how many of Mittens' "supporters" would show up in a downpour to see him?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:52 PM

18. not many show up...

when it isn't raining

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:34 PM

45. Love

 

everyone looks happy , excited .glad to there . people reach out to touch him , hug him , giving him love and support .
Mittens = cold , unconnected , touch me not . Not a clue .

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:59 PM

24. Mitten's plastic jeans would melt

in the underwear we might discover 2 Kochs.
It's not a pretty picture.

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Response to Mira (Reply #24)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:48 PM

47. But he wears magic underwear.

 

Does rain even affect someone wearing magic underwear?

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #47)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 09:08 PM

50. It does now that Obama is getting tough! n/t

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:21 PM

4. CNN crawler: Obama doubles down when Romney suggests he apologize.

That and these pictures really made my day.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:21 PM

5. Fabulous!

The look on the little girl with the blue flower's face is delightful!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:22 PM

6. Great pics!

I love these two in sequence, they tug at my heart in the best way:




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Response to Spazito (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:24 PM

8. Beat me to it!

I love the way that he takes to kids, and they clearly take to him. That says so much to me about him as a man.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:27 PM

9. These pictures brought tears to my eyes!

I truly love our President!

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Response to Spazito (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:42 PM

15. My favorites!

What a cutie she is!

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Response to Spazito (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:55 PM

22. Gorgeous

Absolutely gorgeous!

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Response to Spazito (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:05 PM

26. That first one says, "Mr. President, you could use a hug."

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Response to Kennah (Reply #26)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:32 PM

43. Yes, it is a very powerful picture in so many ways...

The moment I saw it, the crowd seemed to disappear and there was just the two of them, speaking volumes without saying a word.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 09:01 AM

68. Yes, that is adorable.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:03 AM

69. That little girl is so precious. nt

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:23 PM

7. Awesome, many thanks for posting. He was wearing those beautiful light tan shoes I

love (Florsheims, I'm sure). Hope they weren't ruined..LOL.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:35 PM

10. Has a president ever gave a speech in the poring rain before?

I am sure Romney would never!

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:41 PM

13. A president did give a speech (inauguration) in bad weather and died

I hope this president wasn't near any electronics while giving the speech.

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:41 PM

14. I've never seen anything like that in my lifetime

and I'm in my 60's. What an awesome President he is. (I think that's something Kennedy would have done; he was never a prima donna either).

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:18 PM

34. i remember one during the '08 campaign.

but not anyone else.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #34)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:29 PM

40. Yes, he did this in Chester, Pennsylvania in October 2008...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/28/644778/-BE-INSPIRED-9-000-IN-THE-RAIN-for-Obama-in-Chester-PA

and the faces in the pictures from 2008 show the same joy at being there and seeing him, despite the rain and cold. Just like today, he did not let them down.

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:29 PM

39. What's scary is how many of Romney's audience looks like they wear Old Spice....

....even the ones in their 20s.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #39)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:06 PM

73. hey my dad wore old spice

and he was a democrat!

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Response to barbtries (Reply #73)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 03:29 PM

74. Well,...I guess we have to have a few infiltrators...

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:38 PM

12. from the comments section

Alternative Fox news title: Obama gives suporters free rain. More proof of socialist agenda.

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:54 PM

19. This just breaking...

Obama is wet behind the ears

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:45 PM

17. I've never seen anything like this!

The POTUS ... getting drenched ... just to be with the people!

Mittens would demand an apology from the rain!

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Response to BattyDem (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:09 PM

29. bwahahahahaha

an apology from the rain??

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:54 PM

20. My favorite

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Response to malaise (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 10:00 PM

60. If that doesn't turn you on--I don't care what sex you are--you ain't got no gonads!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:55 PM

21. The GOP will

characterize this as a guy who doesn't know to come in out of the rain. It's how Ayn Rand characterized Woodstock.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 07:56 PM

23. Amazing, stunning, touching!

What a wonderful human being!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:03 PM

25. So touching, and so real. It's what all of us would do.

At least that's how I feel about it. Which makes him "our" President.
He did this during the 2008 campaign as well. Touched my heart. He's back in the groove of knowing how to run a campaign, once that string is pulled, he'll catapult to victory.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:06 PM

27. You just can't photoshop that kind of joy. nt

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:06 PM

28. Wow. Just wow.

The People are with this man. That may not be enough, given the Kochs, Fox, Rove, et al.

They have the money and the power.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #28)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 09:06 PM

48. They have the money

but WE have the power. If the voter suppression laws are stopped and people actually show up to vote, I have no doubt we'll have this thing!!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #28)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 09:47 PM

58. One person, one vote. We just have to work.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:11 PM

30. I had to repost this one


and this one is nice too



Despite the efforts of Fox, Cantor, Boner, Demint, Bachmann, and so on the bottom line is the people
love Barack Obama.

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Response to Botany (Reply #30)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 11:16 PM

62. The little girl is adorable

In the second pic is a complete cross section of america!

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #62)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:38 AM

70. Exactly - a cross-section of America

Not just angry white people

And I just LOVE how children of all sorts relate to him!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:11 PM

31. What an adorable little girl in those pics.

Priceless.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:17 PM

33. now that is a man you can COUNT ON!

he said he was gonna be there, and didn't let a little water stop him. what a guy.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:22 PM

35. Look at this expression



So much for the "lack of enthusiasm" narrative from the media.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:24 PM

36. Just Beautiful

I am so proud that he is our President. The pure heartfelt joy in the faces of all those Americans took my breath away!!!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:26 PM

37. I love this man. N/T

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:28 PM

38. No. 28 is my fave.

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Response to aquart (Reply #38)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 02:13 PM

72. That pic right there is a slice of America.

There is Hope yet for this country.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:30 PM

41. Makin' wife beaters cool to wear again.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:32 PM

42. Wow!

I don't think America has had a president like Obama in a very long time! This is just amazing.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:33 PM

44. Wonderful photos!

Thanks for sharing these gems.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:43 PM

46. Number 25 is the best political picture I've ever seen (NT)

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 09:06 PM

49. #'s 11. 19, are 20 are GREAT photos

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 09:10 PM

51. I'm crying! These are wonderful pictures.....

Thanks for posting the link .

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 09:11 PM

52. Truly

a man of the people!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 09:28 PM

53. Why do I love this man.......

he's it.....he's the best POTUS now, and d*mn, he better get in again......LOVE HIM. Pictures are A W E S O M E!!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 09:34 PM

55. Fantastic pictures! Very touching!

I can't pick a favorite out of 25 through 30!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 10:20 PM

61. These are great photos!

Despite the joy in his face, he looks tired. Why does campaign season need to be so long? He has enough on his head as president without having to campaign for months.

It's sooooooooooo incredibly nice to have a president we can feel proud of. I felt embarrassed for our country during all of Bush's administration.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 11:22 PM

63. Last one reveals his most endearing quality

deep down, he is just a goofy nerd

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:35 AM

64. Some of those look like Rockwell could have drawn them.

They seem almost iconic. Those photogs did some great work.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:47 AM

65. Awesome! n/t

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:54 PM

71. My eyes are leaking

Geez, I am no namby panda, but these pics are very moving.

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