Wednesday, July 02, 2008

"Barack Obama...Soccer Dad?" (with video)

Political Radar (ABC News blog) with video:
ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama took a little break from the campaign trail to be a soccer dad.

Carrying a folding "Sports Authority" lawn chair slung over his shoulder, Sen. Obama, D-Ill., arrived at the soccer field on the Chicago campus of the University of Illlinois with his family to watch his older daughter's soccer game.

Watch video from the game HERE.

The Senator set up his chair on the sidelines and watched as his 9-year-old, clad in a red soccer jersey, ran up and down the field in the game. He flashed Malia a thumbs up, and jumped out of his seat, along with his wife, in unison, as she took control of the ball during one play in the game.

Obama is known for his competitive sports spirit - and tried his hand at coaching her during halftime - mimicking a proper kick multiple times in the grass as she stood beside him.

Obama had spent the day campaigning in Ohio, and the rigors of a busy schedule were apparent: Obama indulged in six huge yawns throughout the course of the thirty-four minute game.

Before the conclusion of the game, Obama left his family early - leaving them at the field to attend meetings at his campaign's Chicago headquarters.



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