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  •  short but sweet (13+ / 0-)

    "It strikes me as gruesome and comical that in our culture we have an expectation that a man can always solve his problems" - Kurt Vonnegut

    by jazzence on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:20:04 AM PST

  •  I'm going to get me (7+ / 0-)

    one of those, and I think all good women deserve one as well(a good MAN)....PBO should be cloned!

    P.S. And, for the good men out there that are homosexual, you deserve a good man, too!....:o)

    The GOP hate me! I'm black, a woman, disabled veteran, divorced mother and liberal. THEY SUCK!

    by secret38b on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:27:42 AM PST

  •  This and that vid of him thanking campaigners... (3+ / 0-)

    ....just make me all warm and tingly.  It doesn't matter how many times I see it/them.  I have enormous respect for this man. I truly believe he puts great care in his decisions, though I don't always agree with them in the end.

    This, from the interview, made me laugh:

    Slate: What’s it like to shoot Obama with his family?
    S.T.: He’s so much happier and more relaxed. I mean, I don’t know any of this for sure. But when he’s around his family, he seems the happiest that you ever see him. He and the first lady are so focused on each other. The way that they play off each other and get energy from each other… when I was shooting the president during the 2008 campaign I would watch them greet each other on stage and I used to text-message my boyfriend, now my husband: “Do you love me as much as Barack loves Michelle?” and he’d be like, “Probably not, no.”

    Come Christian Taliban, tally me vagina

    by abbysomething on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:08:25 AM PST

  •  Did anyone else notice (2+ / 0-)
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    cachola, Gary Norton

    that the Romney's never really hugged?  He would hug his sons, but I never saw him hug his wife, and I found that to be very odd.

  •  from the link: (2+ / 0-)
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    Sophie Amrain, CoyoteMarti
    Photojournalist Scout Tufankjian has been chronicling the political career of Barack Obama on and off since 2007. During the 2008 campaign, she worked as a journalist for various outlets and shot a book’s worth of photographs. This time around, she was hired by the campaign itself, coming on board in August 2012 as one of two photojournalists on Obama's campaign team. Her image of the president hugging his wife went viral on Tuesday night when the campaign tweeted it—along with the phrase “Four more years”—after news came that he’d won re-election. The post went on to become the most retweeted in Twitter history, and the image quickly became Facebook’s most-liked ever.

    Tufankjian spoke with Behold about the photograph, how and when she snapped it, and what she’s enjoyed most about covering the campaign. The interview has been edited and condensed.

    Slate: How’d you get that shot?
    S.T.: It was taken back in August, on the third day of an Iowa bus tour. So super old-school. It was a 2007- 2008-style Iowa bus tour, and I think it was nostalgic for the president. It was the first day that the first lady had joined us so he hadn’t seen her in a couple of days. She came in on a bus that morning—it was the first event of the day—and they embraced on stage.

    Since your title says "The Story Behind the Photo" it is nice to post a bit from the link so people don't have to click through.

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