President Obama Was Nearly Crushed By A Power-Benching Florida Pizza Shop Owner
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Van Duzer is a registered Republican but he did vote for Obama last time around, the New York Times reports. He also says he warned the Secret Service ahead of time that he was going to give the president a thorough bout of man-love, though they presumably were as surprised as Obama by the force of the embrace.
The pizza shop owner is a power-lifter who can bench 350, so Obama wasn't a huge challenge.
What is it with Obama and memorable hugs in Florida? His bro-mance with Charlie Crist while touring Florida to promote his 2009 stimulus package became the "hug heard round the world" after Marco Rubio plastered it on campaign ads to attack Crist while sinking his Senate run.
So hopefully Van Duzer doesn't have any runs for GOP office in mind after this embrace.
Obama's two-day bus tour wrapped up yesterday with a swing through Melbourne and West Palm, but his campaign is keeping the fire hot in Florida. Bill Clinton is scheduled to stump for Obama tomorrow at FIU.
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