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    January 08, 2008

    Kissing babies the Obama way

    Posted by: Chris

    Cjx07 This just in from Lavi Soloway, a long-time legal advocate for gay immigration equality and a blogger himself:

    After his speech [yesterday] in Claremont, NH, Senator Obama made his way along the front row of the audience. He stopped when he reached the spot where I was standing. He smiled broadly and beamed as he reached (at his own playful insistence) for Lily and held her in his hands.

    I explained to him that I had brought Lily with me this morning to New Hampshire so that we could witness in person the Senator's historical campaign. I told him that I was a single gay parent, and as such it was important for me that he knew that.

    He kissed her on the forehead and said to me: "I am proud of you." He was completely natural, and had clearly moved the audience. They were nuts about him. I predict a landslide tomorrow.

    Photos of Obama with Lily (like the one above) have since shown up on several freelance photographer websites.

    (Photo by CJ Gunther of the European Pressphoto Agency)

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    Comments

    1. Andoni on Jan 8, 2008 3:00:19 PM:

      Kool!!!

      I have a very good feeling about this guy!

    1. Lucrece on Jan 8, 2008 3:19:36 PM:

      Really, Andoni? You could've fooled me...

    1. David on Jan 9, 2008 2:24:59 PM:

      I have to ask, what would you expect a politician to do or say in that situation? We give them credit for being decent? Shouldn't this gay parent have asked him where he was on gay issues for the past year? Shouldn't they all be asked that when they are within earshot or you have attention? Thank you , Sen. Obama. Thank you for your well wishes but what about your record on gay issues? Why are you not a leader? Why should any of them be given a pass for kissing a baby?

    1. sue on Jun 25, 2008 10:06:36 PM:

      I thought of one thing when I saw Obama kissing babies on the new.....I remember seeing Saddam Hussein picking children up and kissing them.... You don't know what a person is like because he kisses babies...

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      Obama is an unique person, a highly skilled statesman but also a father who was devoted to his children.

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