Barack Obama

Obama's kid power

Obama + kids = undeniable power (and brilliant strategy)

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    The President bends down to greet a tiny supporter Feb. 10, 2007, in Waterloo, Iowa, during his Presidential Announcement Tour.

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    President Barack Obama at a rally in Ames, Iowa on Feb. 11, 2007.

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    President Barack Obama greets children from the Children's Miracle Network after he invited them to play on the South Lawn playground swing set, March 24, 2009.

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    President Obama lifts up a baby April 4, 2009, during the U.S. Embassy greeting at a Prague hotel.

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    President Barack Obama cheers on a young child as she rolls her egg toward the finish line April 13, 2009, during the White House Easter Egg Roll.

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    Jacob Philadelphia, son of a White House staffer, touches the President's hair to see if it feels like his May 8, 2009, in the Oval Office.

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    President Barack Obama lifts a baby while meeting the staff of the U.S. Embassy at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Paris, France, June 6, 2009.

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    President Barack Obama kisses a baby while greeting military families at the White House on July 4, 2009.

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    President Barack Obama has a discussion with students during a visit to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in New Orleans, La., Oct. 15, 2009.

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    Students show their excitement at meeting President Barack Obama during his visit to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in New Orleans, La., Oct. 15, 2009.

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    President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speak to sixth grade students at Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Va., Jan. 19, 2010.

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    President Barack Obama greets a young child after a town hall meeting at the Bob Martinez Sports Center at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010.

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    President Barack Obama holds a child of a supporter after speaking at the Democratic National Committee winter meeting in Washington, D.C., Feb. 6, 2010.

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    President Barack Obama talks with kids from the Children's Miracle Network in the East Room of the White House, June 9, 2010.

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    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cub Scout Raphael Cash from Bowie, Md., prior to a meeting with a group of Boy Scouts of America youth members and executive leaders in the Oval Office July 12, 2010.

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    President Barack Obama greets students during a surprise stop at La Follette High School in Madison, Wis., Sept. 28, 2010.

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    President Barack Obama fist-bumps Make-a-Wish child Juan Blanco in the Oval Office, Oct. 6, 2010.

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    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hand out Halloween treats to children on the North Portico of the White House, Oct. 31, 2010.

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    After reading "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" President Barack Obama greets second grade students at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington, Va., Dec. 17, 2010.

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    President Barack Obama listens as a child whispers in his ear during Christmas dinner in the mess hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, Dec. 25, 2010.

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    President Barack Obama takes a break from his golf game at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii, to give a child a golf ball on Dec. 28, 2010.

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    President Barack Obama welcomes Make-A-Wish child Kennedy Alexander to the Oval Office, March 15, 2011.

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    President Barack Obama plays soccer with children at the Cidade de Deus (City of God) favela Community Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 20, 2011.

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    President Barack Obama gives gifts to Make-a-Wish child Kai Dunbar, third from left, and her family, during their visit to the Oval Office, April 14, 2011.

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    President Barack Obama greets children at a day care facility adjacent to daughter Sasha's school in Bethesda, Md., following her 4th grade closing ceremony, June 9, 2011.

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    President Barack Obama fist-bumps Make-a-Wish child Diego Diaz after reading a letter he wrote, during his visit in the Oval Office, June 23, 2011.

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    President Barack Obama greets the family of Make-a-Wish child Diego Diaz, not pictured, before their visit to the Oval Office, June 23, 2011.

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    President Barack Obama greets children from the Valleyland Kids summer program outside a school in Chatfield, Minn., during a three-day bus tour in the Midwest, Aug. 15, 2011.

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    President Barack Obama holds a baby as he arrives for lunch at the Old Market Deli in Cannon Falls, Minn., during a three-day bus tour in the Midwest, Aug. 15, 2011.

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    President Barack Obama holds a child after delivering remarks on the American Jobs Act beneath the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 22, 2011.

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    President Barack Obama greets children upon arrival in Seattle, Wash., Sept. 25, 2011.

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    President Barack Obama says goodbye to students after a visit to the Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Yeadon, Pa., Nov. 8, 2011.

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    President Barack Obama looks over the shoulder of Hannah Wyman, 11, as she demonstrates her project in the Blue Room, Feb. 7, 2012, during the second annual White House Science Fair celebrating student winners of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions from across the country.

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    President Barak Obama greets students from Medina Elementary School in Medina, Wash., Feb. 17, 2012.

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    President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick listen as students from Orchard Gardens K-8 School in Roxbury, Mass., perform Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Feb. 28, 2012.

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    President Barack Obama greets the Zion Baptist Church Children's Choir before the Easter Prayer Breakfast, in the Blue Room of the White House, April 4, 2012.

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