hey, it’s twinkle toes!

President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks at Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc, Wis., Jan. 26,

33 Responses to “hey, it’s twinkle toes!”

  1. 1 majii
    January 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I never tire of seeing our young, athletic, energetic president! Coming down those steps, it does look as if he’s dancing ala Fred Astaire or the Nichols Brothers.

    • 2 Dorothy Rissman
      January 26, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      You are right. He could be dancing. He seems happier. He come out of the dark and feels excited again.

      There is a section pretty far into Richard Wolfe second book on Obama called Revival. It is very telling in terms of what happened once Obama became President as well as his close allies–like Axelrod who wanted Rahm to be the COS.
      Podesta was brought on and he was more centrist also. It was about not creating waves. That crowd just wanted to make sure POTUS would be reelected. They tried to apply Clinton’s situation to Obama and it just did not work. After Obama decided to go for HRC, they were all upset. It would create too much trouble and rancor.

      Then Obama, Plouffe, Gibbs and even Axelrod realized that in a way they had surrendered everything they wanted to be. They did not really want to be like either party. They wanted to offer something totally new. Once heath care was passed, they decided to start moving back to the idea of what the campaign was about.

      Wolfe has a real in at the WH. People are willing to talk to him. You will discover all the little stuff that most of us do not know. Richard is pretty snarky at times, but it gives you a real look a good deal of inside stuff.

      I am so happy that they decided to be who they are.

  2. 3 barb
    January 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Yes majii, our president never gets caught flat footed. He is always moving and if you want to stay in the game you’d better meet his stride. He is putting that congress to work so they can’t take all those days off as they did in that other administation. He is making them finally work for a living. If you don’t want to play fair or follow the rules then get off the playground. I think some of the older congressmen will be retiring in the next cycle like Liberman.

    • 4 Proud of Obama
      January 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      Remember all the cries of “he’s trying to do too much?” That’s because they had a hard time keeping up. Congresscriters have never worked as hard as Prez worked them in all the days they’ve been taking up space in Washingron. I know they were crying after that lame duck session. Hee hee. Go, Mr. President.

      • 5 barb
        January 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

        He he……….Proud of Obama……….love every word. Go bama go. All you complaining lazy folks just move along and out the door. We need hard working new blood.

    • 6 vitaminlover
      January 27, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      Spot on!

  3. 7 Kelly
    January 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    This reminds me of his exits from AF1, he always jogs down the steps. Coolest POTUS ever.

    • 8 barb
      January 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      I honestly don’t expect to see a better president after him in my lifetime. Going to love him while we have him.

    • January 26, 2011 at 8:38 pm

      My mother gets very angry with him when he jogs down the AF1 steps, she’s terrified he’ll trip one day – she’s seriously thinking of writing to him demanding that he hold the rails and take his time. 😆

      • 11 VC prezOfan2
        January 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

        🙂 The funny part is that I could just see him listening and following her advice, not because HE thinks he’ll trip, but because he’s respectful of other people’s opinions (when offered in the right spirit).

      • 12 bjw2
        January 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm

        LOL….I hate to admit it, but I agree with your mother. Every time I see him running down the stairs of AF1, I always think to myself oh Lord why don’t he hold the rails coming down.

        • January 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm


          I’m going to tell her that she’s not alone in her concerns, maybe the two of you should write a joint letter to the President? Actually, I’d sign it too – my mother has me so freaked out about this now I close my eyes when he’s coming down those steps!

          • 14 EDP4BHO
            January 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm

            Why don’t we all just send him an email about this? He’ll probably laugh it off, but I’m sure he’ll consider our concern.

          • 15 bjw2
            January 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm

            Funny, funny, funny.

            You know that would be the kind of letter that would make it through to his personal attention.

      • 16 EDP4BHO
        January 26, 2011 at 10:59 pm

        Lord help him, I’ve often thought of this myself. He tripped one time on camera, and that was in Italy. Each time I see him jogging up and down any stairs, I am nervous..:-D

        • 17 Ladyhawke
          January 27, 2011 at 7:32 am

          I got a real chuckle reading the comments about everyone worrying about our guy. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. I just had to put my two cents in…

          I worry about President Obama everyday. It’s exhausting. When he leaves the White House my stomach is in knots until he returns. I was so happy yesterday to see that he had arrived back in Washington. I knew that snow was going to cause problems. I hope somebody made him a cup of hot chocolate when he got home.

          BTW, when I heard that he was going snorkeling in Hawaii I was horrified. I know it’s ridiculous, but the mother in me wants to protect him. It’s nice to know I have company.

          • 18 EDP4BHO
            January 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm

            ” the mother in me wants to protect him”

            That’s funny Ladyhawke. I do declare that if we all had the opportunity, we would definitely “spoil” that man. Just love him 😀

          • 19 geegee
            January 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm

            “It’s exhausting.” Alright Velma2, LOL. Just messing with LadyHawk.

            • 20 Ladyhawke
              January 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm

              geegee, you made me crack up with your comment. Too funny. Let me be more specific (It’s exhausting, in a good way because I am crazy about him). Hilarious.

              By the way, don’t you just love Chipsticks. This is one of my favorite sites. Very informative posts, beautiful photos, and fun chats with friends like you……

            • 21 geegee
              January 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm

              Meant to say: Just messing with “you Ladyhawke.”

  4. January 26, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Totally Fred Astaire. I always thought Will Smith would be playing Obama in the biopic, but now I’m thinking maybe Savion Glover would be better.

  5. 25 cat48
    January 27, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Another thing that amuses me for some odd reason is the arm action when he comes running down. Something about the bent elbows, arm movement with the run down cracks me up. There’s something unique abt it

  6. January 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Inveterate worrier here. I’ve looked at that running down the steps thing and worried about it, but more that, if he ever trips, it could easily be blown up into a President Ford is clumsy thing.

    On the other hand, I think it’s a good idea about writing to him to cool on the running down the stairs thing, but I’m keeping in mind, at the same time, that he’s an athlete, used to catching himself in shooting hoops with others, in swimming and surfing, he’s muscular and agile. I think he’s agile enough to catch the railing coming out of AF1 before he goes down, tail over tincups, and ends up with a concussion or worse.

    At least, that’s how I feel now. I’m closer to Chipsticks’ mother than my rationalization about his athleticism. I can see myself slipping into panic as I type!

  7. 31 Cathy
    January 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I agree with you all. When I watch him come down those AF1 stairs I worry too! Since I live in the DC area I was very worried yesterday until the news finally told us that he had landed at Andrews! I can’t remember if BWD or this site listed his time of landing as around 6:00pm ET and that is when the storm was really bad. If we all pray or think positive thoughts to protect him as his family then everything will be alright!

  8. 32 EDP4BHO
    January 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I took the liberty of sending the below via email:

    Dear Mr. President,
    As one of your biggest fans and supporters, and along with others at one of my favorite pro-Obama sites (theobamadiary.com), we humbly implore you to refrain (atleast sometimes) from “jogging” up and down the stairs of AF1 and elsewhere. We are concerned with your safety, and frankly, we do not want you to feel the embarrassment of President Ford…you remember his propensity for falling..LOL! Please know that we love and pray for you always. You may subsequently be bombarded with similar requests such as mine. Lot’s of people love and respect you, and want you to be your finest for years to come. Bless you, President Obama.

    • January 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      I love it!!!!!!!! 😆 Crackin’ up!

      I’m half guessing that the First Lady has had a word with him about it, but still – if he walks down the steps next time then we can thank EDP4BHO!

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