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Barack Obama Feels the Vibe


Terry Richardson shot Barack Obama for Vibe. He's the first politician to appear on the magazine in its 14-year history.

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  1. The photo on the left looks like a mug shot. I'm guessing that wasn't what the photographer was going for, but who knows.

    Posted by: Kyle Childress | Jul 30, 2007 4:21:34 PM

  2. That's the way all Terry Richardson's portraits look.

    Except normally he'd have put Obama in just stained briefs and tube socks.

    Posted by: vans30 | Jul 30, 2007 4:31:36 PM

  3. Is that guy still running for president?

    He did such a lousy job on the debates he ought to be ashamed to run. It was like he wasn't there. His whole "Campaign of Hope for America" appeears limited to him hoping to be the next president.

    Posted by: tony the tiger | Jul 30, 2007 4:40:39 PM

  4. I like all his negatives -- not being a beltway insider, not having bent over for the Republicans and supported the Iraq war.

    But it's true he hasn't really succeeded in defining a positive agenda for himself.

    It's depressing to me that he won't be the nominee because Hillary doesn't have a prayer of winning the presidency -- our best opportunity to win back the White House, and the nominee will probably be one of the few people in America more passionately hated than George Bush (not by me, but by many, many potential swing voters).

    It's like the Dems have some kind of instinct for self-destruction -- or as if the number two spot is comfortable enough that they don't much want to leave it.

    Posted by: thin mint | Jul 30, 2007 4:46:44 PM

  5. "He did such a lousy job on the debates he ought to be ashamed to run."

    Oh please. If Dan Quayle, Bob Dornan, and Alan Keyes can run for the White House so can Obama. Did you ask them if they are ashamed of their campaigns? You are not required to vote for him but at least be fair in your criticism.

    Posted by: James | Jul 30, 2007 4:47:49 PM

  6. Obama is owned by Oprah, and that shit is scary!

    Posted by: no way hose! | Jul 30, 2007 4:57:25 PM

  7. Obama is owned by Oprah, and that shit is scary!

    Why are you so frightened?

    Posted by: thin mint | Jul 30, 2007 5:05:06 PM

  8. James,

    You are arguing that Obama should be entitled to run even though he is a crappy debater and has as much substance as a sheet of toilet paper just because Dan Quayle and Alan Keyes also were lousy debaters and got to run?

    That is a pretty lame argument (and I wasn't saying Obama was plain dumb like Quayle or Keyes--he is just all show and no substance--he said ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the latest debate--it was all diabtribes and mumbling about HOPE this and HOPE that).

    Posted by: tony the tiger | Jul 30, 2007 6:08:18 PM

  9. Tony,

    All I'm saying is this: US history is filled with people who thought they could be President. Obama has the right to join that list and should be no more ashamed than the others who ran for the office. That's my only point.

    Posted by: James | Jul 30, 2007 6:15:41 PM

  10. James,

    Your argument that anyone can run for president has inspired ME to run for president as an independent! Don't forget to vote for me in November!


    Posted by: tony the tiger | Jul 30, 2007 6:34:47 PM

  11. As soon as we get out of primaries, every advantage Hillary has over Obama becomes a liability.

    Nominating her is the most self-destructive thing the Democrats could do.

    Posted by: thin mint | Jul 30, 2007 6:47:15 PM

  12. Tony,

    Not everyone can run for president. The Constitution does have certain rules:

    If you meet those requirements then go on and put your hat in the race. I'll defend your right to run with just as much passion.

    Posted by: James | Jul 30, 2007 7:03:49 PM

  13. Oprah is very frightening in every way. She wants to live in the White House and knows that this is her way in. And she is evil!

    Posted by: hello | Jul 30, 2007 7:18:26 PM

  14. if george "dubya" can be president, ANYONE (who was born in this country) can be president. and how in hell would oprah end up livivng in the white house? idiot.

    Posted by: nic | Jul 30, 2007 7:36:03 PM

  15. I can't be president because I am a foreign-born feline (born in Canada). You have to be born in the United States and human to be president. I guess that still doesn't explain Bush.

    Posted by: Tony the Tiger | Jul 30, 2007 10:05:57 PM

  16. Tony,

    Too bad. Would have loved to see your campaign ads.

    Posted by: James | Jul 30, 2007 11:08:03 PM

  17. i've seen tony's campaign ads and they'rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeee grrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeaaaaaaattttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: sean | Jul 31, 2007 12:48:44 AM

  18. Nice Terry Richardson pics. Except the photo on the right, with Obama checking his watch, is a bit contrived and wooden.

    But, wow, having a risqué photographer and author ("Terryworld") shooting Obama, and Obama being cool about it? Sweet.

    Posted by: PC | Jul 31, 2007 4:20:40 AM

  19. good one, Sean

    Posted by: nic | Jul 31, 2007 5:12:56 AM

  20. Obama has no substance? Yeah, he's just an empty-headed Harvard Law graduate. Please! The issue isn't that he has no substance. I think it's really that Obama doesn't speak in soundbites and give raw meat answers. That's why I like him. His responses are measured and thoughtful.

    Posted by: Brandon | Jul 31, 2007 9:07:57 AM

  21. Hes looks good and black their i said it that is why people want to vote for him.

    Its is such a well lets follow what we heard the same people who heard about darfur through george cloney and could not tell you if darfur is in the north or south or east or west of sudan if they get the country right and they dont know who tom de lay is have never been out the country and think you can go to france and order french fries i just got out of highschool my rant is backed up. So please do not put him on here. SUre hes smart and was probably on the honor roll so are the people i just described but come on

    Posted by: sasha | Jul 31, 2007 11:42:04 AM

  22. Obama should have waited until the 2012 election so he could prove himself in the Senate.

    He got greedy and reached for the stars too soon. Even John Kennedy had more experience under his belt.

    I think what is going to bring him down is his relative lack of experience. I am MUCH better candidate because I pretty much ran the White House for my hubby for eight years.


    Posted by: HILARY CLINTON | Jul 31, 2007 12:23:02 PM

  23. Hill, glad to see you check out this blog. Listen, if you ran the White House for eight years, why didn't you just tell Bill to come clean about Monica? You could have saved the country a lot of stress and the taxpayers a lot of money.

    Posted by: Brandon | Jul 31, 2007 1:29:55 PM

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