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15

Photos of the Year: In 2nd Place…..

2nd – with 20% of the vote (it was leading from the beginning …. until the last hour!)

President Obama waits with Sergeants at Arms and Members of Congress before entering the House Chamber to deliver the State of the Union address. Standing with the President are, from left: Paul Irving, House Sergeant at Arms; House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.; Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.; and Terrance Gainer, Senate Sergeant at Arms (Photo by Pete Souza)

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1st in 30 minutes….. ish


86 Responses to “Photos of the Year: In 2nd Place…..”


  1. 2 japa21
    January 1, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Looking good for the Pope.

  2. 20 GGail
    January 1, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    The Koala fix is in! This was a Fan Favorite. Call for an inquiry – Pronto!!!

  3. 21 desertflower
    January 1, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    This was my vote. Such an amazing and telling photo….in so many ways. I love this striking photo!

  4. 23 Carole
    January 1, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    This was my #1

  5. January 1, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    He’s so head and shoulders above them.

  6. 25 desertflower
    January 1, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Look at Thune’s face. Such contempt in his eyes.

  7. January 1, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    The Pope is good but i love looking at Rick Perry pouting

    • 34 vcprezofan2
      January 1, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      IMO, J4O, part of the ‘fun’ was that we never discussed criteria for the ‘picture of the year’, or even of the month, so people brought their own visceral reaction to the choice. I bet if we’d had specific categories, each of these would/could have won. This has been a blast – especially when Ms TOD Photo-techie stepped in! πŸ˜€

  8. 35 amk for obama
    January 1, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    the fix is is. kenyan+koala/pope are the joint winners.

    where do I collect my prize?

  9. January 1, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    This was my Photo of the year…the President determined and folks around him seem to not have a clue…not much has changed

  10. 39 GGail
    January 1, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    If she makes us wait till tomorrow…I’m hunting her down!

    Come on Chips – bring it, bring it, bring it!!!

  11. 46 forus50
    January 1, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Who would have thunk it! πŸ™‚ A pope with POTUS as the #1 photo?! But then again, with the history of the Catholic church who would have believed that we would ever had one that wasn’t a POS, excuse my ex-catholic french.

  12. January 1, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    This is magnificent. One of my very tip-top ones, though the presence of hypocrites and charlatans in the picture caused me to lower its rank in this BEST contest; though there is great power in his rock-solid power and goodness contrasting with their sleazy essences. This one is profound and worthy. Bless my heart, I lean toward colorful and joyful when it’s Best of the Year.

  13. 48 Allison
    January 1, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Happy New Year everyone!

    I love this pic. It shows absolute confidence!

  14. 49 Allison
    January 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm

  15. January 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    For our LL

    • 52 forus50
      January 1, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      When I was in New Orleans this past weekend out on a stroll we saw a little 5 X 5 size box on a pole, (similar to a mailbox but bigger) with a front see through plastic type glass with a handle on the corner of a residential street. It was a book exchange with about 20 books in it. Every city should have this!

  16. 54 GGail
    January 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Chips….we’re WAITING!!!!!

  17. 55 GGail
    January 1, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    CHIPS! Stop playing on Twitter and bring us the First Place picture!!!! Damn youuuuuuuu!!!!

  18. January 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Feeling really sleepy, will leave the winner til the morning. Night everyone.

  19. 71 carla4obama
    January 1, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Person of the year Pope Francis, Photo of the year……..
    A Pope and an President walked into the the world when they were needed.

  20. 72 amk for obama
    January 1, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    a president, a pope and a koala walk into a bar ….

  21. 76 forus50
    January 1, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    After your nap when you post the winner can you also post the number of votes for each?

  22. 77 forus50
    January 1, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I’ve got a guy in Russia and in Brazil who know all your secrets. (Well, actually they are two idiots who know nothing but just the thought of them might cause you to cough up the winner.)

  23. 78 Linda
    January 1, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Hey Danny, press the enter key…..!!!!!!

  24. 81 amk for obama
    January 1, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    I don’t have all day…. Actually, I do, but still …..

  25. 82 MightyPamela
    January 1, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    This photo is riveting, but I left it because of CantorWon’t, who is going to cause trouble if he can.

  26. 84 yardarm756
    January 1, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Small world….Terrence Gainer, Sgt at Arms(on the right), his cousin was my boss back in the day.

  27. January 1, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I was happy to stop here! He looks like a hero for all time!

  28. January 2, 2015 at 1:15 am

    I really thought this would be #1. I love it. I love the pose of our President. He was like I AM President of the United States. He wasn’t even moving and he had so much swag in this picture. LOVED IT.


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