flashback …. prying eyes

CNN (April, 2010): On the driveway right outside the White House briefing room, a place where President Barack Obama rarely strolls during public hours, CNN caught a rare and personal exchange between the first couple.

Flanked by Secret Service agents and personal aide Reggie Love, Obama spotted his wife near the West Wing entrance and tried to get her attention. “Hey FLOTUS,” he shouted, then added, “I was just looking for you.”

The president joked, “Stop it guys, I haven’t seen my wife in a while.”

The first lady, who seemed poised to deliver an affectionate greeting, was thwarted when the president said, “Let’s not do this in front of the cameras.”

Instead they held hands and walked together into the West Wing like a married couple that had not seen each other since one of them made a quick jaunt to Prague to sign a new nuclear arms treaty.

Thank you Dia 😉

28 Responses to “flashback …. prying eyes”

  1. 1 DreamChaser57
    April 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    How precious………………..*SWOON*, they’re giddy like school children – they practically ran toward the WH, I’m blushing. I do realize that the president and his lovely family are human and thus fallible (on most days at least) -but while everyone else is getting caught in so many indiscretions (cough, Jesse Jackson, *cough* John Edwards, *eyes rolling*) they prove that you can have a passionate, vibrant, loving, marriage – LUV IT!!!!!!!!

  2. 2 LYNN
    April 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm


  3. April 16, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I’ve never seen this piece of video before. Chipsticks, I will be watching this over and over again and yes, I vote to put it on the list of rotation videos.

    • 4 lisa
      April 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      way ahead of you!! watched it four times before I commented. This video is soooo cute. I love when he goes: “FLOTUS….I was just looking for you” and in the background you hear her say:”here I am.” so beautiful!!!

  4. 6 Asher in Boston
    April 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    How sweet those two are! Though I wouldnt have minded them locking lips. Hehehe.

    • 7 lisa
      April 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      I bet he wanted to give her one of those big romantic 1940’s kisses, where he grabs her in his arms, bend her backwards, and lays one right smack on her. Ahhh. I bet once they made it through the door, they just stopped and smooched, right infront of SS and WH aides. Ahhhhhhhh 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. 8 Shirley
    April 16, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    They are so Interesting, Intriguing, and exciting. I just love watching them together. They are Cute and Is a Handsome Couple 🙂

  6. 9 vitaminlover
    April 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm


  7. 10 hopefruit2
    April 16, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Very Nice!!

    I don’t recall seeing the terms “FLOTUS” and
    “POTUS” before My President Obama and My First Lady Michelle.

    • 11 MeaBloom
      April 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      Neither do I, but then again I never really kept up with any of the other first couples.

    • 13 pinkbunny92
      April 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      I actually wasn’t aware of the term either until I started to Watch “The West Wing”. And even then I was a late comer to the show. I didn’t start watching it til it was on DVD 3 years ago!.

      I think it’s cute, I think it’s their secret affectionate name for each other, that has deeper meaning, and can be said in public as opposed to “Sweetie” or “honey” 🙂

      I can’t get enough of POTUS and FLOTUS off-scripted moments, it’s so romantic, sweet and so genuine.

  8. 14 HZ
    April 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I love this one. When I first saw it, I thought of how beautiful a love they have between them as husband and wife. Just pure and sweet love all over the place.

  9. 15 collegekay
    April 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    LMAO @ “let’s not do *this* in front of the cameras.” Oh sookie sookie now… 😀

  10. 16 MeaBloom
    April 16, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!! I have watched 3x’s and I’m sure I’ll be back later to watch again. I love the affection they show each other. This is one of the many reasons I love the First Couple.
    Thanks for Finding. I can always come here and find the good and up to date stuff. No negativity. Just the way I like it.

    Thanks a million.

  11. 17 Jazzjazzy
    April 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    they are just so in love with each other it is so beatiful 2 watch

  12. 18 Dia
    April 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks for posting this Chipsticks. This is one of my fav videos . . listen to Michelle’s voice. ..soo telling of their relationship. Luv this site.

    • April 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you Dia, as I said to you I had completely forgotten this lovely clip, you were great to remind me of it – it’s brought a smile to a few faces tonight, and what could be better than that? Thank you again.

  13. 20 Jessica
    April 16, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Love that bounce on Michy. Too cute. You would think she was in high school.

  14. 21 Sonjia Duncan
    April 17, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Love that so much.

  15. 22 anniebella
    April 17, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Can’t be easy to live your life in front of the camera. I know they expected these things when he decided to run,but still it can’t be easy.

  16. 23 Ceb
    April 17, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I love the way he loves her. I feel even more secure in his leadership knowing that he “desperately” loves her. The trust, admiration, and full-on love that they have for each other and express so naturally is a To us as well. A leader who has such a relationship is grounded and more able to do his/her job when the domestic side of life is a source of comfort and joy.

    I almost feel sorry for other husband’s whose wives sigh and swoon over PBO’s example and look at them and ask: why don’t you treat me like that?

  17. 24 Ceb
    April 17, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Meant “is a gift to us as well”

  18. 25 Asher in Boston
    April 17, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Still swooning. Had to watch it over and over this morning again. Lovely. Oooh!!!!!

  19. 26 kay360
    April 17, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    I can’t help but think that a lot of the people who hate him are just jealous.

    They are beautiful whether the hate brigade likes them or not.

    Look at that swagger. If I saw a man walk towards me like that and tell me he was just looking for me, I’d be completely oblivious to the cameras. Michelle has far more restraint than me.

  20. 27 Eleroy
    April 18, 2011 at 3:39 am

    They are just lovely!!! I love the way they love, trust and rely on each other!!! I Love how vulnerable she is and how he protects her!!! I love and adore my President and First Lady!!! May they live long and strong!!! Go brave Barack and Michelle Obama, go brave!!!

  21. 28 blc (London, England)
    April 18, 2011 at 4:17 am

    I love the President for what he has done for black women. No, we aren’t all jezebels, mammy’s, baby mama’s and video chicks. Having lived and worked all around the world, I can tell you that some countries have a very warped image of black people especially women. Thank you Mr President for telling the world that we are bright, beautiful, intelligent, educated, smart and of marriage material. Thanks for letting the world know that we are loved and desired like any other race of women. Thank you for just being you.

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