"That's what they want in their candidates, and that's what they're getting."
Plenty of people were taken aback by images of Obama being hoisted well off the floor when 46-year-old Scott Van Duzer enfolded him in a chest-to-chest bear hug on Sunday.
Obama had stopped in at Van Duzer's pizza place during a weekend bus trip across Florida, and spoke admiringly of the owner's big "guns".
It was a reference to the impressive arm muscles on the 6-foot-3 restaurateur, who decided to demonstrate what he could do by powerlifting the President.
And that's what this touching is about - making voters comfortable with candidates.