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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:11 AM

Unpublished photos of the Obamas

The photos in this CNN link are awesome!!

DU Ladies and gentlemen—
A real President of the United States of America ! My President! ❤️

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/09/politics/callie-shell-obama-cnnphotos/index.html

Apologies for not being able to put them in the OP.

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Reply Unpublished photos of the Obamas (Original post)
Wawannabe Sep 21 OP
MontanaMama Sep 21 #1
Wawannabe Sep 21 #2
MontanaMama Sep 21 #11
Wawannabe Sep 22 #20
underpants Sep 21 #3
Wawannabe Sep 21 #4
True Dough Sep 21 #5
brer cat Sep 21 #6
sinkingfeeling Sep 21 #7
Wawannabe Sep 21 #9
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 21 #8
Wawannabe Sep 21 #10
Delmette2.0 Sep 22 #19
IcyPeas Sep 21 #12
JudyM Sep 21 #18
llmart Sep 21 #13
smirkymonkey Sep 21 #14
ancianita Sep 21 #15
Brother Buzz Sep 21 #16
DFW Sep 21 #17
3catwoman3 Sep 22 #21
DFW Sep 23 #22

Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:28 AM

1. Oh my gosh!

There’s a photo of candidate Obama from his visit Missoula! I recognized it before I even scrolled down...he was doing chin ups outside the Griz locker room and you can just see the RIZ of GRIZ in the pic. His visit here was such a sweet memory for me. My son was almost 3 and he made his own little sign to take to the rally...I still have it. I went and got in line at 5am so that I would be assured of getting a seat for me my little one. As the line started to move around 10am, my husband did a drive by and handed my kiddo to me through the window of his truck and little Owen and I went in and cheered our guts out. It was just the best day.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:32 AM

2. Great story thanks for sharing !

I moved back from Missoula in 2008 to Missouri ...or misery ...that photo of a campaign stop in Missoula- might be my favorite one All them are very poignant.

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Response to Wawannabe (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 12:34 PM

11. I'm curious what took you to MO from Missoula?

I have to go to Springfield MO for a trade show/convention every two years. It’s not my favorite destination.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 10:55 AM

20. Born and raised in MO

In 2006 finally got the f outta there.
Moved my family to Missoula.
We both worked in construction tho. So in 2008 housing crash we couldnt afford Bushies gas any more.
(Helped elect Tester when in MT).
My husband wanted to move back -ex that is - I told him I would not go back to our hometown so we moved to Springfield Missouri! Springfield is the town that I relocated to Washington from after divorcing my husband of 25 years (conservative asshole).
Now I reside in western Washington ...no longer a wannabe! I made it!
I’m doing great and love it here.

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:49 AM

4. Thanks!

I hadn’t seen that one -makes me happy! ...trying for that this morning.

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:52 AM

5. Wonderful images!!

I know if I ever met Barack Obama, my expression would be similar to this little one's...


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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:53 AM

6. Great pictures.

Thanks for sharing, Wawannabe.

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:54 AM

7. I'm still waiting for a photo of Traitor Don doing chin-ups or anything

human.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:58 AM

9. I try not to look at any photos of that fuck up

I try not to look at any photos of that fuck up!

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:58 AM

8. Thank you for posting.

Here's the most interesting thing the photographer said: “I really do believe that the office reveals who you are. I don't think it changes you.”

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:59 AM

10. Deep

Right?

And it applies to the current idiot resident of the WH !!!

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Response to Wawannabe (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 07:10 AM

19. So very true. nt

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 12:47 PM

12. President Obama washing the dishes

I love this. He is real. He's just a guy in the kitchen washing dishes chatting with his daughters.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 03:28 PM

18. And (likely) bought his wife some roses.

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 02:00 PM

13. There you go making me get all wistful for the (recent) past again.

My stars, they were just two very real, down to earth people. This country was better off for having had them in the White House for eight years. I am so glad I lived to see those days. I will never forget sitting in my living room watching that inauguration and being so choked up. It was history being made.

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 02:05 PM

14. Wonderful photos! Thank you!

I miss them all so much. I would give anything to have them back. What a contrast from the charming, warm, down-to-earth, intelligent Obamas to the shit-show of a family we currently have in the White House. They could not be more opposite from each other.

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 02:06 PM

15. I like a president who reads. Thanks for the link!

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 02:13 PM

16. Boy howdy, I just assumed Pete Souza had the monopoly on the Obama photographs...but

I'm delighted to Callie Shell's photos, and hope to see more. She's good, really good.

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Response to Wawannabe (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2019, 03:24 PM

17. I like that one observation.

Being president doesn't change you. It just reveals who you really are.

I first met Obama in 2006, before he even announced he was running. He seemed a guy who was very comfortable in his skin. I met him several times after that, the longest being an hour in July 2012 before the re-election campaign began in earnest. He had a hundred things on his mind, and was completely up to date on every one of them--the budget deficit, health care costs, electoral fraud, Syria (7 years ago!), the Egyptian economy and why it mattered, and a lot of etc. He had obviously prepared, too, because he greeted me by name the second he walked in the room.

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Those were other times for sure.

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Response to DFW (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 07:48 PM

21. That is a sure fire way to make us all...

...very jealous!

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #21)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 01:38 AM

22. At the time, I wasn't allowed to say much

It was during the re-election campaign, and Republicans were hoping against hope to find something--ANYTHING--they could use against him to sabotage his re-election. It didn't work, as we all know. One of his top campaign managers said that "come Labor Day, I will be biting my nails so you don't have to." The guy (David Simas) knew what he was talking about, too. Around Labor Day, Romney's polling numbers pulled close to within striking distance before Obama's numbers left the election a foregone conclusion by Election Day.

Anyway, here's my post from a month or so later, when the White House finally sent me the photos. I had brought a camera, but wasn't allowed to bring it to the meeting. No camera, no cell phone. When they say "off the record," they mean it.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/125170848

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