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Barack Obama - continuing his campaign of politics as unusual - offered a hip alternative to scripted displays of affection by political couples by giving wife, Michelle, a hug, kiss - and quick fist bump. The affectionate second exchange before Obama claimed victory as the Democratic presidential nominee Tuesday emphasized Obama's youth and ability to transcend the stereotyped political gestures of campaigns past, experts said. It was a great alternative to Al and Tipper Gore 's way-too-long nationally televised liplock or Bill and Hillary Clintonin swimsuits, cavorting on a Virgin Islands beach.
Update : MediaMatters has issued a call to action around this incident. Hill teased an upcoming discussion on a gesture Sen. Barack Obama shared with his wife, Michelle, saying, "A fist bump?
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, bump fists at an election night rally. How new is the move? We want to hear about how you connect to people in your life.
Fox News anchor ED Hill has lost her show a week after suggesting Barack Obama and his wife Michelle's on-stage victory gesture could be seen as a "terrorist fist jab". Hill, the anchor of Fox News show America's Pulse, made the comment last Friday after Obama and his wife affectionately bumped fists before his victory speech on becoming the Democratic candidate for president. A pound?
She is married to the 44th president of the United StatesBarack Obamaand was the first African-American first lady. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austinwhere she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in non-profits and as the associate dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and the vice president for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Thunberg, 16, praised the enthusiasm of students taking part in climate change demonstrations in New York and Washington DC, which she also attended. Do you know about fist bumping? Do you believe in fist bumping?
One set of knuckles meets another. Both are equal in this greeting that expresses approval and triumph. Back in the presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama launched a media storm when he nonchalantly fist bumped his wife Michelle.
The symbolic touching of fists occurred last week at a rally in St Paul, Minnesota, just before Mr Obama claimed the Democratic presidential nomination. Popular among West Indian cricketers who had just struck a boundary, the gesture later became adopted by batsmen around the world, not to mention the golfer, Tiger Woods. But the Obamas' version has caused ripples of disquiet among Right-wing commentators in America, with the Human Events blog describing it as "Hizbollah hand jabbing".