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Obama was ‘hip, cutting edge and cultural’ on first date with wife

world Updated: Jun 27, 2012 01:06 IST

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle recalled their first date together as part of a promotion for the campaign’s win-a dinner contest.

The power couple recounted their museum trip, lunch in Chicago, a long walk and a Spike Lee film.

“We had lunch at the art institute — there was a little courtyard, with a little fountain” the Politico quoted Barack as saying. “And then we went to see ‘Do the Right Thing,’” he said.

‘Do the Right Thing’ was Lee’s 1989 movie about race relations in New York’s Bedford–Stuyvesant neighbourhood.

“He showed all the sides - he was hip, cutting edge, cultural, sensitive,” Michelle added.

Obama’s surprise ice cream stop visit
President Obama made a surprise stop for ice cream at the University of New Hampshire Dairy Bar, after a campaign speech a Durham school.

He mingled with patrons in the shop and wished happy birthday to a child. He also offered to pay for anyone’s ice cream who hadn’t ordered yet, joking that it was legal for him to do so even though he said he couldn’t if they were outside a polling place. He then ordered ice cream for his staff, teasing White House press secretary Carney for having a large appetite.