It's all downhill from here, folks.
Obamasquee: The Obamas handed out food at a food bank* yesterday, and then went to spend time with schoolkids.
[Obama] told reporters that he wants the girls "to learn the importance of how fortunate they are, and to make sure they're giving back."
You know, the cynical side of me** insists that part of the reason it's so easy to squee all over Barack Obama has less to do with him being an awesome person and more with the fact that the Obama kids are still young. He's still a Daddy. And watching someone be a good, loving parent tends to make you feel a bit warm and fuzzy inside, especially when younger kids are involved. And in clips like these, we get to watch an individual who is on his way to being one of the most powerful people in the world gently interact with children (who are, almost by definition, powerless). It's a nice contrast, and a comforting one. I suspect it's one of the reasons Yes We Can (Hold Babies) is so popular. That, and Barack Obama photographs quite well***.
* OMG SOCIALISM
** My front, incidentally. I have an extremely gullible butt.
*** I swear, I'm so used to seeing Bush photos where he looks awkward or makes some ridiculous face that I'm wondering if there is some conspiracy to hide the bad or embarrassing images of Obama. It seems like the man can't take a bad photo, and I am NOT used to seeing political leaders looking, well, awesome.