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President Obama's first 167 days

U.S. President Barack Obama has now been in office for 167 days, and it's time for a look back. Why 167 days? Why not - it's just as arbitrary a number as the usual "100 days". In that time, President Obama has contended with stimulating the U.S. economy, reshaping U.S. policy abroad, and starting work on domestic issues such as health care reform. As he and his family arrive in Moscow today for an official visit, find here a look back at some of the first 167 days of the Obama administration. (38 photos total)

President Barack Obama addresses U.S. troops during his visit to Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq on April 7th, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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230 comments so far...

Love this down to earth president (i.e. #17). Love #34 as well :)

Posted by Dipen July 6, 09 11:16 AM

I also love #17. What a great image.

Posted by John July 6, 09 11:32 AM

I love Pete Souza's behind the scenes images... like Obama running down the hall with the dog. That's just classic. And 38 is just funny... I loved that attraction as a kid.

Posted by Matt July 6, 09 11:33 AM

Great photographs. I'm a photographer and I would love Souza's job. It must be interesting to follow any President, someone who by far has one of the most interesting as well as difficult jobs! I love how happy the troops are to see him in #1. I have two active duty military sisters who are thrilled with their Commander in Chief. #4 - Gotta love Canon! #5-Great photograph. #8-What a powerful photograph. I've never seen anything like that. male power bonding. #16-There is such a peace and calm about him. It really is a rare trait and one to be admired and aspired to, actually. #20-What Inotice is the photograph of him and Michelle on the campaign trail. Nice to see what true love looks like...also somewhat rare. #30-Cute. #38-Brings tears to my eyes.

Posted by Trudy July 6, 09 11:34 AM

What a lovely president you've got. And what a horrible puppet Disney made of him...

Posted by jeroen de haan July 6, 09 11:34 AM

This is such a great selection. Surely the most photographic dignatory in history? The man is a natural. Fantastic

Posted by Ed Lamb July 6, 09 11:38 AM

#25 I'm a Del Ray resident and I live only blocks away from The Dairy Godmother and get my fix of frozen custard at least 3 times a week. Lines are out the door since the First Family's visit.

#30 Fantastic shot, heart warming.

Posted by Mosez July 6, 09 11:42 AM

#21 LOL!

Posted by Barbara Mills July 6, 09 11:46 AM

It is amazing that the most powerfull man in the world looks so close to us, Obama is just one of us, that is the essence of a great leader

Posted by Chemistj July 6, 09 11:48 AM

obama is a frendly president

Posted by hcg July 6, 09 11:49 AM

To me these pictures show a glimpse of why the election of President Obama may just turn out to be a huge defining moment in history!

The guys doesn’t seem to be so far up his own backside that he is detached from reality and really seems to be able to relate to the normal person around the world.

Lets hope ............

Posted by Grant July 6, 09 11:52 AM

Did they hire someone who has never seen barack Obama to make his puppet? that could be the worst resemblence ever.

Interesting montage however. Glad to see that this hasn't been overtaken by the political debate. i am sure all the nasayers and supporters are soon to follow this comment. Too bad the comments will turn to something other than the true collection.

Posted by Beaker July 6, 09 11:57 AM

Great as always. Obama is the coolest american president ever!.

Posted by Dusan Vlahovic July 6, 09 12:02 PM

#8 is hilarious. I'm glad those Palistinian militants have a sense of humor, posing for that.

Posted by ech July 6, 09 12:17 PM

Great !! Shows us what we already knew. He's nothing but a media hound. If he spent as much time actually working on something rather than living for photo ops, there may actually BE cause to celebrate.

Posted by LarryF July 6, 09 12:17 PM

Great photos! great president!

Posted by felix July 6, 09 12:18 PM

#8 looks so silly and staged: they sit around "watching" TV while actually facing each other (not the TV), holding their rifles and wearing combat fatigues and balaclavas. At least give them a bowl of popcorn or some Cheetos!

Posted by Choudoufu July 6, 09 12:20 PM

30 # is lol .Obama always looks dear and handsome in many ways , and he should look down upon something whoever he is the president of the super power nation in the world - the USA.

Posted by Cmoonflyer July 6, 09 12:21 PM

Great photos, a great President, First Lady and two lovely girls. So i really miss the Family Photo.

Posted by Erik van Erne, Milieunet Foundation July 6, 09 12:29 PM

This guy is just so "real". #30 (and others), you just can't fake that.

Posted by Julia July 6, 09 12:31 PM

Wait that robot is supposed to be President Obama? I thought it was Mark Wahlberg.

Posted by Mark July 6, 09 12:34 PM

Looks like a great president. Lets hope he can make some significant changes for the better, and usher in an era of peace. There are a lot of hopes pinned on him. Otherwise, he will end up like most other politicians, just a puppet.

Posted by amu July 6, 09 12:45 PM

Excellent photo's.

Posted by Anonymous July 6, 09 12:45 PM

I bet the guy closest to the TV in photo #8 is thinking, "Nice soft couch and great TV reception, but do I need two rifles pointing at me THERE?"

Posted by Jeremy July 6, 09 12:54 PM

#30 made me weep: "wow, a POTUS w/hair like mine." Incredible message sent to this young African-American child... and the rest of the world!

Posted by BarbaraKB July 6, 09 01:00 PM

I think this is the first 'real' President we have had in some time. From election day to innauguration day we followed the progress on Not to dive into politics, but to feel the breath of fresh air he brings is helpful. It is nice to have a President that creates newsworthy events (good and bad) by what he says, not how he's saying them (like Pres Bush destroying the English language).

I'll remain hopeful that the President (and all his men and women) can keep pulling us out of this recession.

Posted by BMcD July 6, 09 01:00 PM

Just like his friends say, if he has any, leave it to Larry (#15) to spoil the party!
GREAT Photos Big Picture of an already GREAT President...Billy Mac

Posted by Billy Mac July 6, 09 01:12 PM

Wonderful photos!!! And lots of envy to the US people for having such a young, smart, charismatic, athletic, fun and respectful president.

Posted by Leandro López (inkel) July 6, 09 01:13 PM

I love Obama and I love photo #30.

Posted by Melanie July 6, 09 01:29 PM

Photo 20 has a picture of Obama and Michelle on his desk - it's very similar to this Callie Shell one:

which appeared on this page originally:


Posted by Joe W July 6, 09 01:32 PM

#26. Wait. Did Obama get special white-frame glasses to distinguish himself from all the blue-framers? That's just hilarious, if so.

Posted by Hon Wei July 6, 09 01:34 PM

Thank you so much for this wonderful blog. I've been viewing it almost since it's inception, and just had to (finally) express my appreciation.

You have a great eye, but also an ability to build a story and sculpt a balanced sense of the subject for each set with your selections.

I anticipate each new set with an unreasonable amount of excitement.

Posted by Jon July 6, 09 01:35 PM

Are you sure that's Obama in #19? It looks like an older white guy with much longer hair than the President's.

Posted by Chris July 6, 09 01:37 PM

It was not in "The Prefecture" in France, the prefecture is an official Building from the french state in every french Departement ^^ It took place in Normandie, in the prefecture ;)

Posted by H. July 6, 09 01:42 PM

Although I don't agree with most of his policies, these are a great, creative set of photos and really shows the life of a President.

Posted by B July 6, 09 01:45 PM

I like #36, but I am a bit disappointed in the eco-unfriendly water bottle in #35

Posted by Edward July 6, 09 01:46 PM

Damn, #34 in that list of photos is the coolest. That kid is going to keep that note forever.

When I was 6, I wrote a letter to President Carter in crayon and drew him a picture. He wrote me back in crayon, and I saved it, but the letter got lost when we moved from Miami to Atlanta, which has bummed me forever.

Posted by Kathryn Hill July 6, 09 01:48 PM

I wonder if all the Service members in #1 are still cheering him on as they pack for Afghanistan.

Posted by Perry July 6, 09 01:52 PM

Loved #17 .. the casual setting, specially the variety of footwear on display :)

Posted by raven July 6, 09 02:14 PM

Easily the greatest president this country has ever had.

Obama, FDR, Lincoln, Washington then a long list of nobodies. Bush II doesn't count because he was never actually elected.

Posted by Spaulding Smails July 6, 09 02:18 PM

Fantastic. I hope that, with time, everyone can understand that a leader must be of the people, not of something pretending to be bigger than the people.

Posted by Timen Swijtink July 6, 09 02:23 PM

It's amazing what makes a great photo and what makes a boring one. These are great.

Posted by pk July 6, 09 02:25 PM

Wow, great photos, great collection! Obama drives inspiration for many. He really looks like a guy that you wouldn't mind hanging with!

Posted by Maxime July 6, 09 02:26 PM

Please, Obama is an embarrassment.

Posted by Enough is enough July 6, 09 02:28 PM

#33 says it all.



Posted by Bert Veeningen July 6, 09 02:58 PM

President Obama will always be remembered as a special charming man with a wonderful smile. We can feel what kind of person he is because of this !

Love the #17 and the # 30 !

Posted by Paula Marina July 6, 09 03:30 PM

LOL at comment #40 (Spaulding Smails).

Ease up there tiger. "Easily the greatest presidnt this country has ever had." You might want to give it a few more years before you throw that one out there. I'm sure even many outspoken Obama supporters think it's a bit premature to call him the GOAT.

By the way, the "Bush II was never actually elected" blast speaks volumes about your ignorance.

Posted by Jason H July 6, 09 03:52 PM

Its much easier to bomb countries when you've got a photogenic prisident.

Posted by Jeremy July 6, 09 03:54 PM

Thank you for the great pics of Barack.
I wish I were US citizen just to have him as a prez. of my country.

Posted by Nick Sushkevich July 6, 09 04:11 PM

Wonderful pictures, as always. Obama's intelligence really shows through in many things that he does. It's so nice to finally have a president who can think for himself and moves us forward instead of backwards.

@Perry (38) - Do you really think it's a bad idea to move soldiers from Iraq (a country that had nothing to do with Al-Queda and 9/11) to Afghanistan, where unfinished business remains? I don't really like either fronts, but at least the battle in Afghanistan (and Pakistan now) has a certain amount of merit as Al-Queda and the Taliban are resurgent and need to be dealt with.

Posted by Steven July 6, 09 04:12 PM

The President is very distinguished looking and photogenic like Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. Excellent photos.

Posted by Larry July 6, 09 04:25 PM

Barack Obama is one of the greatest, charismatic and coolest american president since many decades

Posted by Sabine July 6, 09 04:27 PM

President Obama seems to be the most "normal" president we've had in a while. The photos of him bending over to let the little guy touch his hair and the one of him sitting on the steps add a sense of humanity that we haven't seen for quite some time in a president. I am proud to have him as our national leader!

Posted by Jimbo July 6, 09 04:34 PM

LOVE all of those!

Posted by Amanda July 6, 09 04:52 PM


Posted by hatim July 6, 09 04:56 PM

Amazing photos of a truly remarkable man!

Posted by Jassmine July 6, 09 05:23 PM

Gee the new president sure looks swell. A big smile and a firm handshake goes a long way in politics. The Free World just got a lot safer with this fella around.

Obama's campaign even won Advertising Age’s marketer of the year for 2008 -

Posted by JGW July 6, 09 05:27 PM

Freaking awesome photo selection.

Boston Globe can't be beat in the big picture photo editing department

Posted by Robert Dall July 6, 09 05:38 PM

#30 brought tears to my eyes, and I am not sure I can even articulate why. He is just so genuine and real.

Posted by Claire July 6, 09 05:43 PM

Picture #33 incorrectly lists the woman shown as simply a "Cancer Patient" rather than a volunteer for "Organizing for America", Obama's political operation within the Democratic National Committee.

It's up to you to determine whether that matters to you...

Healthcare is NOT a right guaranteed by the constitution!!

Posted by MisterWilson July 6, 09 05:49 PM

#35 #14 #17 - > obama p.i.m.p. stlye

Posted by toox July 6, 09 05:58 PM

re: #34. why doesn't he know his daughter's teacher's name? Or should he? I dunno..just caught my eye. But what a cool note to have, none the less.

Posted by michelle July 6, 09 06:49 PM

I agree wth commentor #59! Especially regarding photo #35.

Posted by Kathleen July 6, 09 06:58 PM

To comment #15: As more presidents hold office in the era of photography and media more and more images will and have been taken. Kennedy had an astounding amount of photos taken of him and essentially redefined how intimate and personal presidential photography can get. Reagan also understood the importance of these "candid" images. Any public moment and many "private" ones are now open to the press corps and many more moments in the inner sanctum are open to those photographers who are good enough to land the job of their lives.

Every time the President meets in public with a person there are photographers. When he walks in the halls from one event to another there are photographers. Such is the nature of the presidency in the era of constant media and personality cults. If they close the doors on them, they will be slammed for hiding and cutting themselves off. If they open the door they will be slammed for being a prima donnas or a media slut.

Obama has met with a LOT of people and gone to many places in his first 167 days and these few images do not nearly cover it all.

Also, unless you yourself work 24 hours a day without sleep, eating, or interaction with your family, without potty breaks or even a single moment to stretch your legs then there is no valid reason for you to say that he is not doing something and wasting time in front of cameras. And to be clear, some might say he's doing too much. I'm not an Obama supporter and I did not vote for him but what you said was quite silly. The presidency is a public / private office, much fanfare is done in public and much business is done in private. For better or for worse that is how it is and always has been.

Image #30 is one of the most whimsical and warmest photos I've ever seen of a president. Though I have to say, it reminds me a bit of Putin's belly incident just executed with a lot more grace and panache which Obama has in spades.

Posted by Maria July 6, 09 07:28 PM

Why isn't this simply titled "God v.2"? Since he's SO COOL, will we have more saturation to look forward to? Perhaps the first 168 days, 169 days, 170 days, 171, 172, 173 of pictures? Wake up, people! Obama is wasting vast sums of your money, becoming buddies with communist and socialist nations, and will completely ruin our health care system if given the chance. But let's just ignore all of that, because hey, he is one COOL guy.

Posted by Amelia July 6, 09 07:35 PM

Commentor #60. Read the caption to photo #34 again. The President did not write to his daughter's teacher.

Posted by Cynthia July 6, 09 08:03 PM

Picture 23 put such a huge smile on my face. The way he is helping Nancy, the way he is holding her hand, and the kindness in his face just make me so proud that he's our president.

Posted by Donna Boswell July 6, 09 08:29 PM

LOL @ Amelia...and by LOL I'm not laughing with you...

Posted by Anonymous July 6, 09 08:39 PM

#30 is specially touching and symbolic. Should be looked at in years to come.
Number #8 perfectly illustrates the difficulties Obama faces.
Both great photos.

Posted by Eduardo July 6, 09 08:41 PM

I'm missing some photos from Prague (CZ), there were some amazing shots!

Posted by Martin July 6, 09 08:45 PM

Obama promises to be one of the greatest presidents in history. He's not there yet, but he's already showing his mettle. Maybe we can slowly recover -- both psychologically and materially -- from the disastrous predicaments left on our hands by the previous administration.


Posted by W L Anderson July 6, 09 09:04 PM

I don't really care for the man, but I gotta say that pic 34 is AWESOME!!


Posted by Dez! July 6, 09 09:30 PM


If you were paying attention, you'd know that the cameras are there WHILE he's working, and you'd know what he's been doing. Get a more reasonable perspective rather than an automatic built-in bias. It's quite obvious.

Posted by Eric July 6, 09 10:10 PM

#1 is the greatest imho

Posted by dex July 6, 09 11:04 PM

He is 'smoke and mirrors' and treading water. He has started many things, but completed few!

Posted by Mark July 6, 09 11:17 PM

OK so he is our President...really is he all that GREAT after 167 days? Lets reeavluate after 24 months, then we can judge how wonderful this media magnet really is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So far healthcare for everyone not lovin' it, cap & tax, don't we all pay enough taxes & I personally don't really belive in global warning. GITMO there is no plan there, can't wait to see what happens when that remains open & then there is Don't Ask Don't Tell pretty sure it's still in place!! Finally the stimulas... last I saw unemployment was up and the stock market still isn't that HOT these days!!

Posted by Jame July 7, 09 12:10 AM

Being photogenic does NOT a great president make. As far as I'm concerned Obama is the WORST president I've seen in my 62 years of life. But this is the problem. People look at the packaging instead of the contents. What you have here is a Socialist/Marxist wrapped up in nice blue suit.

Posted by Carolyn Goodin July 7, 09 12:23 AM

I can't I've ever looked at photos of a politician before and smiled. That in itself says a lot. Thanks, Obama. You're exactly what America needs.

Posted by AN July 7, 09 01:00 AM


"Wake up, people! Obama is wasting vast sums of your money" Firstly, your criticism is premature. Secondly, every economist of any worth agrees that you have to spend to get out of a recession. I'll believe them before I believe those who get their talking points from O'Reilly, et al.

"becoming buddies with communist and socialist nations" Er, communist nations? Which ones? He hasn't met with anyone from China or North Korea. Perhaps you meant Russia? If so, you're severely out of touch, given that it hasn't been a Communist country for nearly 20 years. As for socialist nations, I was unaware that Sweden was such a terrifying threat to the Western world. Yikes!

"and will completely ruin our health care system if given the chance" More premature rubbish. This is a healthcare system that is phenomenally inefficient and thoroughly unjust. Given that the private sector has proven beyond any doubt that it is incapable of adequately running this vital national resource, I fully support the president's attempt to introduce some competition. My only criticism is that he won't go far enough and push for the kind of a single-payer arrangement that citizens of our allied countries are lucky enough to have.

Posted by Matt July 7, 09 01:19 AM

#30 will last as an iconic image from his presidency,
#21 absolutely cracked me up,
#17 is my favorite (although I hope my very conservative proper mom never sees that one),
and the I've seen the photo on his desk in #20 in a promotional email (I think) and it is absolutely my favorite of Michele and Barack on an airplane (maybe Air Force One, I can't remember how long ago I saw it). They're such a sweet couple.

And to all the haters, all presidents have press photos and an official white house photographer, what does it matter? What makes this different? You had to navigate to this page to view it, then view each and every one, THEN take time to fill out the comment box... It's strange that you're complaining... since you put yourself here.

I personally pay very close attention to politics and think he's doing just fine. Charisma IS apart of the job by the way.

Oh! PS Does anyone else notice all these GQ photos of him flinging his jacket over his shoulder and what not? If the presidency thing doesn't work out, he could seriously fall back on modeling. HAHA ok probably not.

Posted by Sara M. July 7, 09 01:28 AM

Il a la classe, c'est certain.

Posted by uatio July 7, 09 01:30 AM

# 37 , is it wax?

Posted by michael July 7, 09 03:02 AM

You can be proud of this president, USA!

Posted by Dezorian July 7, 09 04:07 AM

Jamie, comment #76

"I personally don't really belive in global warning." - really or should I say REALLY !!!

What planet are you living on then?

Posted by Kieran July 7, 09 06:49 AM

#16, 17 and 19 are awesome! This guy Obama really looks a good and simple person, he doesn't have that Bush's arrogance. I hope not be wrong...

Posted by Luciano July 7, 09 06:50 AM

Obama's personality and confidence pours down the lense.
Phenomenal photography and a glimpse at the man who represents real hope and inspiration in a tricky world climate.
Funny photos of Bo the first dog and the best note for skipping school you'll ever read.

Posted by Scott Kilmartin July 7, 09 07:01 AM

Obama: un soplo de cordura, de esperanza para America. ¡Viva Obama!

Posted by Breca July 7, 09 07:06 AM

Dear Prez, hey I think you are great and you have a beautiful family keep up the good work ,thanks

Posted by Angela Dekruif July 7, 09 07:24 AM

Obama is the best thing happened to the US in a long time. A man who has a brain and, more importantly, a heart.

Posted by J. Kontula July 7, 09 07:52 AM

Matchless collection !! Specially #28 & #30

Posted by Rakesh Sivan July 7, 09 08:11 AM

i hope so much that this guy will change the way „big men“ are expected to behave in the future.

authority combined with complete average human behaviour, why not?

Posted by Simon July 7, 09 08:49 AM

I happy to see this post of obama

Posted by Custom Website Design July 7, 09 08:52 AM

a true human face to the politics... this man exudes charisma and greatness and at the same time he keeps it real... he's aware that he's only human and that's what make's him great!

cheers from Serbia!


Posted by Crea July 7, 09 09:30 AM
Posted by serhan July 7, 09 10:08 AM

#14, that looks like Marine One not Airforce One.

Posted by thismatters July 7, 09 10:09 AM

great shots of a great man! keep up the good work, Mr. Souza!

Posted by Anonymous July 7, 09 10:46 AM

I put great faith in this man, to turn OUR faltering country around. I believe he can get us started in the right direction. A strong America, morally and financially

Posted by Crowdog July 7, 09 11:10 AM

Love the pictures!!!

Posted by JB July 7, 09 11:15 AM

As always, great compilation. My favorites #30,#34.

Posted by Alvaro Calero July 7, 09 11:34 AM

Nausea sets in. If this was US weekly or something, maybe, but a major metropolitan newspaper with this orgasmic fawning really proves the media has died in 2008 in the US. Could you imagine a spread like this for the either President Bush or Reagan?

How could you ever expect to see any type of balanced reporting from this paper if this is what they do?

Posted by Mark July 7, 09 11:44 AM

You might not agree with his politics, but you must agree that these are wonderful pictures.

Posted by Gavin Veasey July 7, 09 11:56 AM

Commenter #60 (MisterWilson): If you read the article that you yourself posted, you would see that the woman IS a cancer survivor (kidney cancer to be exact). She also happens to be a volunteer for Organizing for America. The caption is not incorrect.

Oh, and healthcare may not be guaranteed by the constitution, but a civilized society takes care of its own and doesn't leave them to get sick and die. We're the biggest and most powerful nation on Earth, why can't we all give a little to keep our people strong and healthy? You sound pretty selfish to me.

Posted by GuyWithFacts July 7, 09 12:09 PM

Outstanding photography. I've worked in newsmedia and as a freelance photojournalist, and these are by far some of the best presidential photography I've ever seen.

Posted by Brandon W. July 7, 09 12:21 PM

Mark @100, were you alive during the Reagan administration? We don't have to imagine President Reagan getting media attention; there was plenty of photo essays and coverage. Reagan was very photogenic and affable and was a media darling throughout most of the 80s.

Here in the United States, it's natural for citizens to love their President and rally behind him (or maybe her, someday), not to mention their First Families.

Posted by Peter F July 7, 09 12:26 PM

I guess all it takes to be a good President is to be photogenic and spend Trillions of dollars in 6 months. I wonder how much he will spend in the next 36? Maybe he can figure out how to bankrupt the whole world and not just the US.

Posted by Steve July 7, 09 12:28 PM

Comment #100 (Mark)....there's a reason why we never saw a spread like this for Bush or Reagan....

Posted by uber July 7, 09 12:35 PM

To Mark at comment 100.
Here's your orgasmic fawning:
Now you can stomach your nausea and hold your breath until another Repub is in power!

Posted by Don K July 7, 09 12:57 PM


Posted by PG July 7, 09 01:19 PM

It seems to me that most of the comments so far are from Americans, so I will just post (as a Canadian) that Canada really wants it's own Obama soon. The guy basically has all of the traits that make my country great!

Posted by Canada Guy July 7, 09 01:27 PM

Beautiful photos. The president and his family are certainly a beautiful family. I only wish he would depend upon the wisdom of America's Founding Fathers. Alas, he's cast them by the wayside, and opted for 'central planning' as outlined in F.A. Hayek's "Road to Serfdom" and Karl Marx's "Communist Manifesto".

Posted by sadamerican July 7, 09 02:51 PM

I hope the American people realize that this president is probably saving them a world of grief!

Posted by Mike July 7, 09 03:52 PM

The coolest most photogenic president in recent memory, with a gentle manner and a charming smile, to be sure.

If only his policies, both foreign and domestic, were not leading our country in completely the wrong direction. Only time will tell, dear friends.

Posted by Kayvan July 7, 09 04:22 PM

Wonderful photo's!
Thank you to the young people who were so instrumental in electing Obama.
You have restored my faith in the future of our country.

Posted by Grateful American July 7, 09 04:50 PM

All hail Obama! The press does!

Posted by Joel July 7, 09 05:22 PM

God Bless the Canon 5D Mark II

Posted by Richard July 7, 09 05:25 PM

i love the picture he took on may,27,2009, it was my birthday. A great picture of a great man.


Posted by mildred July 7, 09 07:46 PM

The good thing about Obama is that he is helping to erase the bad reputation USA have arround the world. The bad thing is that it is all useless. The american people doesn't seems to like the idea and they like to be the bad guys : D

Posted by Bruno July 7, 09 08:17 PM

All I can see is #34's appropriation of still *more* powers to the Executive Branch. Clearly, Obama is attempting to expand the power of the president to grant pardons to the very basest levels of society, infringing not only on the rights of the states, but of the local schools and putting even more upon the teachers--a far cry from our Founding Fathers' lofty Federalist ambitions*.

*Yes, this is sarcasm. No, you don't have to take it seriously. This is the Internet.

Posted by CPS July 7, 09 09:26 PM

#17 is one of the best ever, so humble.

Posted by AndreaM July 7, 09 09:51 PM

Does anyone ever consider the idea that Obama is no more than a facade for the people who ACTUALLY run things in our country? It seems like our government is constantly out to expand its power, and more government equals less rights and less freedom for the governed. Now, if I were involved with an operation like that, I'd want the people I'm trying to control to think that what I'm doing has their best interests in mind. What better way to get people to happily comply with what you're trying to do? Now, from my experience living in this country, I've noticed that many people have a tendency to buy into things that are attractive, cool, down-to-earth, real, and popular. Many people who live in America do not think for themselves, and do not seek out things that are genuine and of true quality. Instead, they buy into what is sold to them as being genuine and of quality. That said, Obama is the perfect face for our government, and most of the other posters on this blog are proving that point exactly. People are WORSHIPPING the man. You're all absolutely correct. He is attractive, charismatic, and seems very down to earth. That's because HIS JOB is to appeal to you, so that you think you're government is great, and the people behind the curtain are free to do whatever they please. Our government can do absolutely whatever it wants right now because so many people worship our president, and, by the sound of some of these comments, are willing to do anything for him. "Sure I'll step into the gas chamber if Obama says it's to protect my freedoms." I know that sounds ridiculous, but think about it. REALLY think about what people are willing to do for someone they worship, and yes, people do worship Obama. Really THINK about the possibility of him being a complete farce. I don't hate Obama, and I don't know for sure what he's like or what his intentions are, but I do know that he already lived up to some of his promises, so why would I dump faith into someone I only know through the media? It's foolish to blindly follow someone else, and ignore our ability to govern ourselves.

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground"

"Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions"

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves"

Just some food for thought. I'd love to hear what you all think about any of this, even if you disagree. ESPECIALLY if you disagree, so long as what your saying has been thought out by YOU and not just a regurgitation of other peoples opinions and information.

Posted by Anonymous July 7, 09 10:43 PM

Photo #30 has been a favorite of mine since it was first published! I have such high hopes for the young boy in the photo - and for the nation that made that photo possible! ... and to comment #60: You are right - healthcare is NOT guaranteed by the Constitution. So what? Since when do we need a LAW to do what is MORALLY right? I am willing to step up and, yes, pay higher taxes to help my fellow citizens - you or I, or anyone, could be a paycheck or a medical bill from being in their shoes.

Posted by Denise July 7, 09 11:20 PM

comment #95 - caption for pic #14 says he is walking TO, not FROM, Air Force One ... makes sense to me that Air Force One is not in the pic and that he is probably walking FROM Marine One TO Air Force One.

Posted by Denise (again) July 7, 09 11:26 PM


Obama is s super duper dude

Posted by Pabli July 8, 09 12:05 AM

These photos show in images what David Brooks ( describes in words: dignity, dispassion, self-mastery (July 6, 2009). The man has grace and a sense of balance. Brooksie is no leftie, but clearly he's seeing something which the photogs are also capturing about this interesting, interesting man.

Posted by Alan Headbloom July 8, 09 12:35 AM

I wish I liked his politics. He seems like a genuinely nice guy.

Posted by Mike July 8, 09 01:00 AM

edit: "but I do know that he already HAS NOT lived up to some of his promises." Red wine+frustration=lack of proofreading. Either way, these photos themselves are pretty well done. Props to the photographer, and I'll wait and see if Obama deserves props.

Posted by Anonymous July 8, 09 01:57 AM


Posted by Max July 8, 09 02:47 AM

Thx & nice to see some young enrgetic man doing somthing for the world. We hope to get some more person like him through out the world.

Posted by Nischal Sinha July 8, 09 04:28 AM

This kind of Politian doesn’t come along very often, he has such a great way with the people that you can relate to, its almost like he could be just another guy off the street. I can’t ever remember ever seeing another Politian who is so relaxed and down to earth.

Barack Obama is a legend!

Posted by adam July 8, 09 05:30 AM

Great pictures of a great man, ...


Posted by Kasper Olsen July 8, 09 07:29 AM

President Obama is the rebirth of hope, and idealism, and everything that makes America great. He has the youth and vitality and love for his wife and children and family and for our country and our world.

Posted by BamaGuy July 8, 09 07:47 AM

Compliments to Pete Souza for his great 'inhouse' pictures

Posted by Jan Lelieveldt July 8, 09 08:36 AM

The last picture. You can't see president Bush in that picture. I don't say I like him, but it's a little jejunish.

Posted by Anonymous July 8, 09 01:01 PM

I love how like 30 people who commented here just used this to voice their opinions on Obama. To that I say, they shouldn't be using a comment box as a soap box.

I love me some Obama. I think it's too early to say if he's doing a good or bad job since it hasn't been even a year in office, but I have faith his heart is in the right place and he's a good dude.

Posted by Lily Hoyda July 8, 09 02:01 PM

here's a photoshopped version of one of the waterbottle pics... we've got to stop relying on plastic bottles!

Posted by will rogers July 8, 09 03:18 PM

"""Depending on the blogger, your comment may or may not go live right away. We want to keep the discourse civil, so this blogger may choose to look over the comments he or she receives before posting them."", In other words any post that are negative about Obama will not be posted. Right?

Posted by Joe July 8, 09 03:31 PM

I like that guy as president. AND I would like to have a beer with him.

Posted by tom July 8, 09 04:20 PM

Yup, coolest president ever.
Sorry Abe, but Pres. Obama is now my favorite.

Posted by Bonnie Burton July 8, 09 04:41 PM

"Could you imagine a spread like this for the either President Bush "

No, because he did not inspire people in any way. GW was an embarrassment to history, and America.

These pictures are fantastic, and show a great person who loves his country enough to serve them.

Posted by badger July 8, 09 04:46 PM

Mr. Taylor: I heard you present at SXSWi this year and became a regular site visitor after that. I love your story telling and hope you continue to be provided resources for this wonderful feature. Thank you.

Posted by Lydia Mann July 8, 09 05:13 PM

#10- Wonder why he is the only one not saluting? Is it because he does not know how or is it just that he will not honor the memorial he is at? Most disguisting thing I have ever seen that is supposed to be president of the USA.

Posted by Fred July 8, 09 07:30 PM

These fantastic photos are like a mini-course in all aspects of great photography, except I think #29 should have been selectively color corrected to adjust for the different color temperatures of the lighting. Though I do understand why Haraz Gabari may have been reluctant to do this extra manipulation.
Also, is it just me or does the animatronics Obama have a hint of G.W.Bush in the eyes?

Posted by David Spargur July 8, 09 08:17 PM

I love this pics. President Obama so far has been the most open with all countries in the world and tries to unite the world to make it better.

Posted by Maria Fernanda Medina July 8, 09 09:16 PM

Maybe the reason he's not saluting in #10 is that another country's flag is on display. Should he salute every time someone rolls out the French flag? Sheesh, haters.

Posted by Myke Reid July 8, 09 10:34 PM

#30 -- that is a career picture for whoever the photographer was. You can just imagine the back story, the dinner table conversations that happened beforehand at the boy's house -- our President is just like you!

Posted by Mark July 9, 09 01:26 AM

Most of the comments here are gushing over SUPERFICIAL APPEARANCES! As if the way the man LOOKS is all that is needed to assign greatness to him. As if the way he makes you FEEL is reason to believe he has the ability to lead this country out of the mess it's in. As long as people who can vote insist on acting like star-struck 12 year olds at their first rock concert this country is in real trouble.

Posted by Linda C July 9, 09 02:42 AM

Very beautiful photos og a very good man :)

Posted by July 9, 09 02:56 AM


Something has definitively changed with Obama.

One pair of sandals, one pair of nice shoes, one pair of sport shoes, and a president lying in the stairway. I just can't believe it.

Posted by Dominic Minguy-Jean July 9, 09 03:45 AM

Only PR and nothing more

Posted by tom July 9, 09 04:17 AM

People who are calling Obama a Marxist should read some Marxism! He's about as Marxist as Adam Smith.

Posted by Heather Burns July 9, 09 08:19 AM

Excellent photos! It is nice to see that even the President is able to enjoy bits of normal life :)

Posted by Uma July 9, 09 12:01 PM

Fred (Comment #141) - He was never a military man. Saluting would be inappropriate and offensive to those who have actually served

Linda C (Comment #146) - The comments here are in response to these photographs. There are plenty of comment threads throughout the internet discussing policy and ideas. Lighten up.

Posted by pete July 9, 09 12:12 PM

Most of you are fawning idiots. Any and all of the same exact photos could/were taken of Bush (I'm not a fan of either man as president) but its all about who is taking the photos and the editors who decided to put it in their periodicals/newspapers/etc and what angle they are presented. The idolatry going on by the press should be alarming no matter what side of the aisle one falls - this is scary.

Posted by gi ken July 9, 09 12:23 PM

I wondered when he'd make it to the Hall of Presidents, and how his replicated self would look. Not well, I have to say. This animatronic Obama is rather scary, and seems as though the president is recovering from a long illness. But look at the dais, and you can see that Disney hasn't had the opportunity to get much practice.

Posted by Harry July 9, 09 01:07 PM

Fred (#141), Pete is right. Why would he salute? He is not in uniform. I would assume he is like every other civilian (one of the great things of our government organization is that the Commander-in-Chief is a civilian) and has his hand over his heart.

Posted by Jared July 9, 09 01:33 PM

Well, I guess he isn't doing bad at all after 167 days...
May I remind you all people: The president is only the ELECTED BODY who stands for / is the spokesman for a whole government?
This man does what he can and more, but he can't do it all by himself.
Isn't that just what he said when he entered the oval room?
The whole American Apparatchik (excuse me for the Russian word) has to back him and not only with words.

Posted by Erwin July 9, 09 02:20 PM

I love this country and I am proud of being an American. I can't say I am proud of our president. He just seems to lie better than bush did. I know I'll be hated for saying any of this but hey that's your freedom and mine. Just because I don't approve of the man I don't want him to fail. I just hate how democrats say they are for the working class when actualy we are being hit the hardest. Energy tax , property tax , hell even cigarettes. Your right well cigarettes only affect the smokers , oh and the employees , and the stores . Then when all of the smokers quit or die then what will be taxed next? Say they actualy do tax the rich more ok so then they just fire you and shut the company down then move to another country on a nice beach and retire and love life while your jobless possibly homeless since unemployment benefits will be gone. Oh well at least our president looks good and has a blackberry , myspace and a facebook page while he's ruining us. As for the guy in canada saying that Obama shares the value and morales like they do. Thats not a good thing they are pompass and useless they are good for entertainment nothing else. It sickens me to hear people tear america down and half the time it's Americans doing it. It's just like people fighting about immigration I mean you always hear well america was founded by imigrants. Cool but isn't it time to realize we have a culture now we speak english we like hot dogs baseball and football . We Have a culture we have something to share with the rest of the world but everyone wants to change us. Why. I dont go to columbia and get pissed because everyone is speaking spanish that would be horrible yet people come here and all of a sudden we have to push 1 to talk to someone in english. Its great to learn other cultures but it sucks when you have to lose your own in the process!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jason July 9, 09 04:04 PM

Barack Obama looks like a person who is excellent at 'photo-opportunities'; unfortunately I do not belive he knows how to manage America and it's 14.2 Trillion dollar economy, or the heritage that he has been put in charge of.
FWMTS (forgot what made them successful). If you track the growth and the amazing way America has been blessed by the God of the Bible---you will see a nation that really should not be this big or this powerful! But is has been so far. Will Americans believe that we got here without God's blessing? Quite naive. Americans -- we need to get back the the Holy Scriptures and the information in it.

Posted by Jim MIlls July 9, 09 05:57 PM

re #109
You can have him

Posted by Judith - Colorado Springs July 9, 09 06:25 PM

i like the 17 ,s pic ....

Posted by major zeyad July 9, 09 07:32 PM

#157: i dont like baseball or football, am i not an american? to say we all like the same stuff and thats what makes us a cultured people is silly and sorta insane, take a step back and think before you type. and the rich are ALWAYS the last to get taxed, because they have the power and they dont want to be taxed, simple as that. gotta tax something though, the place needs cash, so cigarettes work. wait until they start taxing air and water, then bitch and moan.

#158: no, we dont need the scriptures, this is real life. we got here(where we are today) with money and bullets.

Neat pictures, he seems like a chill guy, and thats actually what this country may need, to freakin relax.

Posted by Triston July 10, 09 02:56 AM

the picture # 30 is amazing !!!!!!!

Posted by Jake July 10, 09 08:22 AM

Very nice pictures only thing he should do good some thing about the global recession

Posted by k sunil prasad July 10, 09 09:50 AM

This is to the American People of this GREAT COUNTRY..." WAKE UP " Get off your BUTTS and start working as one to get this IDIOT out of OUR White House.
Don't let 3 more years of this BS go by...We need to SAVE OUR GREAT COUNTRY NOW...Before it's to late...!

Posted by An American July 10, 09 10:00 AM

PIC 14 . is so awesome.. Look at him..he is a star :)

Posted by Anonymous July 10, 09 11:07 AM

I was so touched by #30......and am doubly pleased that America yanked itself away from Faux News and FaceBook long enough to think seriously about last November's election. This president has inherited the biggest mess any US leader ever had to face, and he's addressing the problems in order of priority.... worrying about the war his predecessor started (and certainly didn't finish), which put the country into a deep recession... these complainers need to get off their duffs and start working to improve the situation in their own backyards, and realize that taxes are the dues one pays to be a member (citizen) of this great nation!!

Posted by Ruth Bailey July 10, 09 12:28 PM

#12- Isn't Michelle a lovely lady? So hard to believe that she is so jealous of someone like Carla. Just utterly amazing that she is. I can not believe it.

Posted by George July 10, 09 03:18 PM

So glad to see a US president again who can speak in entire sentances...!

Posted by Bugman July 10, 09 04:34 PM

Dislike him all you want but he will be one of our greatest President's.. You have not given him a chance for he has not been in office long enough to turn things around but he is trying... Racism is the reason for such hatred and everyone knows it. You just don't want a half black man to win...Open your eyes and watch him!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Ladybug July 10, 09 07:08 PM

america is great and big counter . and so nice and famouse in the world. but in some place of america like worcester ma, no more job find in that place only whose person who know engilish that kind of people only find good and great job. person who don't know english like refugee people who come frome nepal they don't speak good english, and they how to find job in this place .ok that is my qustion for obama. if i have mistack about my qustion sorry about that. ok give me reply.

Posted by heerakharel July 10, 09 08:39 PM

Carolyn Goodin have no idea what a Socialist/Marxist represents. I grew up in a Socialist/ Marxist State ( East Germany). We were fortunate to get out before they built the wall. If you call president Obama a Socialist/Marxist, what would you say if I call ex President Bush a Nazi? Same difference, dear Carolyn Goodin!! But I don't!!!
If you don't know what you're talking about, you better not talk at all! You make yourself only the laugh of the town!

Posted by Guenter July 10, 09 09:53 PM

I'm glad our President is making a difference in the world and here at home. Lord knows he inherited a gigantic mess to tend to. Nice photo journalism.

Wake up NeoCons...this guy is working not only for me but for you too. Help him make America great again, don't cheer the downfall of this country. Have some REAL patriotism.

Posted by Katherine July 10, 09 10:09 PM

Hi heerakharel

good question. I don't think, President Obama will respond to you. Let me try: The USA is not the paradise, in other words, not perfect. It will never be perfect because it is organized by human beings. No human being, no organization of human beings will ever be perfect. We only can minimize the unjustice in our daily lives. I strongly believe, President Obama is the best person at this time in history to combat all the "unfinished business" to the best of all citizens of this great country. Will he get everything right? Why should he, he is only a human being! But as the criticism of all the people "of old" shows, he is on the right track. Rome wasn't built in one day. The programs he started will not show results in "one day". It will take time.

Posted by Guenter July 10, 09 10:16 PM

I wish i had a President like Obama in Italy... now we have the CORRUPTOR Berlusconi... what a shame

Posted by a friend of Beppe Grillo July 11, 09 07:50 AM

Beppe Grillo
Are you saying you don't think Obama is corrupt? LMAS LOL

Posted by James July 11, 09 04:10 PM

I don't understand why you guys don't want universal healthcare. yeah yeah blah blah blah....taxes this taxes that. Stop disliking it on principle. here's a small list of reasons why i love universal healthcare
2001 - broken arm (fractured humerus). It was in a cast 3 hours later. plus x-rays. plus physiotherapy.....$0
2004 - torn ACL ligament in left knee. Had hamstring graft surgery 4 weeks later. plus x-rays. plus MRI scan. plus 12 months physiotherapy.....$0
2008 - fractured wrist. cast. x-rays. physiotherapy.....$0
2009 - two broken metatarsels in right foot. cast. xrays. physiotheraphy.....$0
....yeah universal healthcare is FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!


Posted by guido July 11, 09 11:16 PM

Obama deserves the best from America and i donot agree with comments from Carolyn typical American attitude, which can take one no where but to hopeless point. Rise oh Americans and look at the strong faith hope and trust this guy brings for you. None of the other presidents did so far except for John Kennedy but the problem is such good souls are either killed or dumped for selfish motives where people expect miracles to take place in a short span.
Remember the Genesis 12:1-2.where god spoke to Abraham about his promise. This will come true and everything will be alright just dont give up so soon.

Posted by Anonymous July 12, 09 03:28 AM

I love the universal healthcare, I'm 70 years old and my premium has already gone up $8.00 a month ( just last week) and the benefits went down so "yeah universal healthcare is FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!! ". Like all the rest of the B.S. Obama has put out.

Posted by Dave July 12, 09 05:39 AM

Opinions are great, but lemme feed you a fact.

If you added all, and I mean ALL, of the debt the american government has collected since George Washington, the sum would be less than the debt that America has accumilated THIS year.

strong financial leader?

Posted by Adi G. July 12, 09 06:18 PM

God Bless America

Posted by Adi G. July 12, 09 06:21 PM

Adi G.

Posted by Dave July 12, 09 10:41 PM

Fantastic collection :)

Posted by Baba July 13, 09 12:06 AM

I am very very glad after these eight doom years that this president gives hope to so many people. America you can be proud of this president.

Posted by Murat Tebatebai July 13, 09 09:08 AM

Don't you think Michelle is a elegant looking lady? She rates right up there with Eleanor Roosevelt, don't you think?

Posted by Dave July 13, 09 12:27 PM

Post #95 it say walks to Air Force 1 not from it.

Posted by Cody July 13, 09 12:31 PM

wow i really like #34 specially the part she's with me ah i love that guy great atitude

Posted by Gehaktbal July 13, 09 10:42 PM

Amazing pictures..!! Keep up the great work..!

Posted by Surya July 14, 09 01:53 PM

For those who say this president has gotten us into a financial mess about trillion dollar debt, let me ask all the arm char quarterbacks. What would you have done?? Would you rather that your country go into a financial meltdown and your great job you currently have lost as well and on poverty and keep sliding into further financial chaos?? I mean come on guys wake up. He or any other president have no choice put to pump up the chaos created by greed.

This is a never ending debate. You are always going to find this similar to the abortion issues. No matter what there will be 2 sides of intense rivalry and there never will be a unanimous choice no matter who the president. At least this guy is better than Bush. That guy was a lazy buggar who had no idea what he was doing
and ruined our reputation in the world. One of the most dumbest president ever.

Posted by nanohits July 14, 09 11:12 PM

Post #188 nanohits
That has got to be the dumbest statement or post that I have ever seen.

Posted by Dave July 15, 09 11:27 AM

Dear "Anti Obama" Americans....
You should be proud having (at last) a President who is so much loved and admired from the globe.
You should be proud having a President who places America to the international leadership and gives Globalization a good chance to survive successfully.

After his first 167 days the world feels so much better with B. H. Obama in the White House. Not because he is “adorable” or…photogenic. But because he is a man of vision for the 21st century and he slowly, gradually, opens the gates of Hunan Kinds future.

Posted by Citizen Pittas July 15, 09 11:53 AM

Kan han være mere selvhøjtidelig.......

Posted by JS July 15, 09 10:19 PM

Love your comment #190!

And besides, why can't people (especially the haters) just admire and appreciate the pictures, instead of getting into a political debate? Just leave it alone! Enjoy the pics!

Posted by Nat July 16, 09 05:35 AM

A U.S. Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders revoked after arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office.

His attorney, Orly Taitz, confirmed to WND the military has rescinded his impending deployment orders.

"We won! We won before we even arrived," she said with excitement. "It means that the military has nothing to show for Obama. It means that the military has directly responded by saying Obama is illegitimate – and they cannot fight it. Therefore, they are revoking the order!"

She continued, "They just said, 'Order revoked.' No explanation. No reasons – just revoked."

Posted by John Trump July 16, 09 09:15 AM

No man alone solve all the problems of a country. Obama is a milestone for U.S. policy. In a democracy everyone has their role to change society to make it more rational and balanced from the moral and social.
Abraços.Rodrigo Lima of Brazil.

Posted by Rodrigo July 16, 09 11:22 AM



Posted by THELMA LEMBERG July 16, 09 12:58 PM

Obama is definately on the up!

Posted by Brenda J. Parker July 16, 09 03:44 PM

"Obama is definately on the up!"
He definately is high on something. Not sure it is legal tho.

Posted by Fred July 16, 09 05:18 PM

of the 167 days... how many days was he actually working in the oval office.

Posted by Bob jones July 16, 09 09:35 PM

"of the 167 days... how many days was he actually working in the oval office."
Better question yet would be how many days was he actually in the oval office? Most of the time he was jetting around the world having a good time and making a ass of his self.

Posted by Dave July 16, 09 11:33 PM

I wish we could have this President in Germany!!

Posted by Paul J. Hahn July 18, 09 05:50 PM

Obama is not a great man. Look at his record and his history. He is terrible president with approval ratings dropping. Obama's election was a bad thing for America. I can't wait until he is out of office for good.

Posted by Sharon W. July 18, 09 11:58 PM


"I wish we could have this President in Germany!! "
God, you don't have any idea about how much we would love for you to have him.

Posted by Dave July 19, 09 12:31 PM

So far the best president US ever had...
I'm still impressed, and I hope I will never regret saying that.

/Elisabeth, Sweden

Posted by Elisabeth Redlig July 20, 09 06:24 AM

I wish we could have this president in Japan

Posted by Enrique July 20, 09 09:44 PM


"I wish we could have this president in Japan'
Would you keep him and promise not to send him back if we take up a collection and send him to you?

Posted by Dave July 21, 09 05:12 PM

It is with regret that most of the sour grapes come from the Republican Party who has shown its true self by not backing the now president of the United States. This man has done more in the first 167 days of office than most presidents have considered to do. It is no wonder that he is getting flack because no one else wanted the office (really). It amazes me that I have heard so much about what they would have done rather than what they had a chance to do in the last 8 years. A genuine President Barrack Obama is. Yeah, I'm proud to be an American.

Posted by Grady Aplin July 21, 09 06:51 PM


Posted by SIDHU July 23, 09 08:57 AM

Back your president people! I do not agree with people who say President Obama is all about blah and pictures ...

Ever seen a sales man entering in shorts and sandals?

I wish he could be our President in Belgium.
Hmm? Oh wait a minute!
We have a King since we are a monarchy.
Send him on an airforce aircraft. ASAP...

Posted by erwin July 24, 09 09:22 AM

Not only is he georgeous to look at but it is reasurring to young people my age that we finally have a president that cares about reforming health care.We also actually have a president who who cares about our environment and the animals on our planet.All I can say is BRAVO to you President Obama!!!!You make me so PROUD to call you my president.I have never said that before."Keep on keepin on ".You are a man with a clear vision.Don't let the naysayers sway you.You are a great example for all the young men in this country as to what a real gentelmen is.Thank god for you.

Posted by Elizabeth Porcheddu July 24, 09 10:52 AM


Posted by jim July 24, 09 02:11 PM

I agree with #120 - people are able to govern themselves. I have written to the White House just about every day since my son is in Afghanistan, with no real answer--just form letters. I still believe it's time the masses rule via computer input, rather than a handful of politicians rule--also, seeing more and more homeless and helping feed 1,500 kids, I still believe in 2 more items in our Bill of Rights--food and shelter. Obama looks great and sounds great, but I'm still not sure he represents anything but what he thinks is a great government which is still unattached to the people they are supposedly representing.

Posted by Jeannie Jackson July 27, 09 02:58 PM

am amazed by his charming smile and down to earth personality .. the pics are soooooooooooper.. Great Going Mr.President..

Posted by i1n1 July 29, 09 03:43 AM

I thinf Obama looks like a good person... i don´t know if he really is. The time will tell as.
anyway... the pictures are amazing...

I am claudia from Uruguay

Posted by claudia July 30, 09 01:41 PM

Felicidades Sr. Presidente a usted y su familia, es un gran presidente, saluda cordialmente desde Uruguay, América del Sur.

Posted by Susana July 30, 09 02:00 PM

Shush Dave. You spelled "definitely" wrong.

Lovely collection

Posted by qwertyuiop July 31, 09 08:15 AM

Shush qwertyuiop > I don't see where I spelled definitely wrong but it is possible, I will admit I'm not very good at typing. At least I did not say that "I HAVE VISITED ALL 57 STATES" , like some dummy did.

Posted by Dave July 31, 09 12:56 PM

Just curious how the beer party went , yesterday. The last time Obama had a beer he bought General Motors .

Posted by James July 31, 09 03:06 PM

Picture 28 shows such a natural Obama with Bo, a good run for all! I happen to enjoy a politician who tries to be just himself in such a fish bowl. His is such an uphill battle with all the negative and even raceist opponents.

Posted by Marjorie Turner August 22, 09 07:16 PM

I love them all, I refuse to have a favorite, he is awesome. He is so humble and oh how I love Obama, because he first loved me. Living before was such a mundane repetitive nightmare , now that I have Obama in my life everything has changed. Obama, president for life, and president for living. I love 16, with his eyes closed, he is so efficient, imagine, taking a nap before his radio address, is there nothing this man cannot do. I love Obama, and now, I love living, Obama for life, Obama president for life. Yeah! Go Obama! Hope! Change! Yes we can! Yes, yeah, yes, Obama!

Posted by Get-A-Life-Losers August 23, 09 03:38 PM

President of the world, that is what I say, how about it fellow Americans? I know that it would be a tremendous sacrifice for the United States. But try to put aside your selfishness and allow him to serve humanity instead of such a small portion of it. This man, no, this deity, if I may be so bold, was sent here to save us from destroying ourselves. Hurry, before it is too late, elected him King of the World. I have such little hope for our future, if you people are serious, you need to grow up and stop depending on a politician to better your situations. Take some initiative and stop blaming everyone else for your failures, that's life, get up, brush yourself off, and try again. Pathetic people of America, wake up before it is too late, there will be nothing left to wake up to.

Posted by Losers around the world August 23, 09 03:47 PM

#30 is so cute!!! i love this photo!

Posted by daniicupz August 25, 09 11:43 AM

De Fantastiques photos pour un Homme Fantastique qui a su redonner espoir à son peuple... Force et courage pour la suite...

Posted by ToBe_OrNot_ToBe September 27, 09 03:14 PM

I want to see the president Barak Obama in Pakistan. He is a man of trust worthy as compare the Ex. President Bush. Hope he will bring all nations and religions closer and world will become a paradise due to his friendly policies.
Long live Obama!

Posted by Muhammad Shafiq Kamboh September 27, 09 07:30 PM

cool pics ,i like this guy

Posted by eric October 14, 09 08:04 AM

The Honorable president barack are one of a kind...i am proud of u...keep up the good work. God bless you and your family.

Posted by edna October 29, 09 09:11 AM

Too bad policy, and not coolness, was a quality we need in a President.

Posted by Anonymous November 6, 09 03:16 PM

Wow,its really amazing !!! Beyond commenting ......
"Americans must embrace this gift of nature "
:A presidet;gay,humerous,with down to earth
-real gift from the creator of heaven and earth"
beatiful pictures,so much attractive ,any way comments like 'he has no abilty '-just a trash pay no attention
Any grimpse at the pictures marks the beginning of great joy '

Posted by ROBERT KAGAME December 16, 09 03:44 AM

Obama, is a very cool, calm and calculating guy, That is NOT a compliment. He is slowly and surely taking our freedoms away. (like what doctor to go to , the choice to go on government assistance, OR NOT!!
The spending he has done is out of this world!!!! I would like him to answer the question of wether or not he and his family will be on the same "health care" system ????????????? Why doesn't he salute the flag????? some thing stinks,,,,oh its Obama!! I was taught to work hard for what you get and not expect anyone else to step in and take over. If assistance it needed. family and friends are there for me . My church and my God are are there. The president is there to serve the American people not take any incentive to serve yourself away cuz, if it doesn't work, Hey , the president will payy for it . BACK OFF OBAMA

Posted by cookiegirl September 8, 10 10:42 PM

Obama stinks as president

Posted by Please vote him out September 30, 10 08:15 AM

good president Obama no matter what anyone sad. Good job he doing.

Posted by Diane Mack January 2, 11 04:44 PM
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