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10 Reasons Barack Obama Is the First Cool President

Regardless of what they think about his policies, a lot of Americans agree that President Obama might be the nation's first hip president. While some think his style is elusive and hard to define, I've narrowed down 10 things that make Barack Obama cooler than other commanders in chief.

Here's my list:

  1. He's addicted to tech: He refused to give up his BlackBerry becoming the first emailing president.
  2. He's not self-conscious: While he's sort of a goofy dancer, Barack sure looked cool when he came out grooving on Ellen's show.
  3. He inspires teen slang: At one Albany, NY high school teens respond to a sneeze with "Barack you." (Barack does mean blessed.)
  4. He's not uptight: The White House work day starts at 9 a.m. and it's not necessary to wear a jacket in the oval office.
  5. He's married to Michelle: Nothing makes you more cool than having an inspiring partner by your side.

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  1. He doesn't get bitter: As Fred Armisen demonstrates on SNL, Obama can't hold a grudge. Hillary's Secretary of State! Joe Lieberman got to keep his powerful position in Congress. Barack even got friendly with rival John McCain right after the election.
  2. He brought basketball to the White House: Not only did he promise to install a court, but he also correctly predicted that North Carolina would win the NCAA tournament.
  3. He keeps up with the memes: Barack showed Beyonce his "Single Ladies" moves at the inauguration.
  4. He can tell a good joke (sometimes): At his online townhall he joked that his virtual audience was probably high. But his sense of humor can flop too — like the time he made an insensitive joke involving the Special Olympics.
  5. R&B artists just stop by his house: On Tuesday, Usher dropped in (without an invitation) to the White House to watch President Obama sign the Serve America Act.


Join The Conversation
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Negative people need to chill out. It's just a post on Tres. And yeah *ts*, I really dig Abraham L. hat too. They still have that thing locked up in a vault. I saw it not long ago. It still has his fingerprint impressions on it. And it's still pretty much in tack to.
Ronzo Ronzo 7 years
I find it interesting that people can't see the long term damage that FDR's policies did to this country. FDR's "New Deal" started us down the road towards Socialism. Can you say, 70 odd years later, that Social Security was a good idea? If, as people were led to believe at the time, Social Security had been an actual interest bearing savings account that you put money into from the day you first started working, most people could retire fairly comfortably. Instead, it was just a but Ponzi scheme that gave the Federal Government access more tax money to find ways to waste. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are all on the brink of collapse, because soon there will be more people taking from the system than there are contributing to it. FDR's "New Deal" turned out to be a very bad deal for us.
Ronzo Ronzo 7 years
I'm glad he doesn't start working till 9am. In fact, I wish he wouldn't start work until, say, 4:30pm. The less he works, the less damage he can do to the Country!
stuchbery stuchbery 8 years
The LAST THING I care about in a president is how "cool" they are. Issues and actions are more important than anything they say or do or 'inspire'. The Barack you response to a sneeze offensive and irreverent in my opinion and a man doesn't warrent respect on a God-like level. I also think its SAD that this site is so obsessed with michelle obama and find's her as a reason barack is cool. It's COOL to only be proud of your country because your 1/2 black husband is running? Seriously Michelle Obama, you are a DISAPPOINTMENT.
Anabellatc Anabellatc 8 years
Agree that some people, even though everyone is entitled to their opinion, need to lighten's nice to read some lighthearted news for a change!
Red77 Red77 8 years
This poll is an abomination. The POTUS is not a declaration of cool. This person is our PRESIDENT. Our leader. Save your cool polls for the celebrities on this site. Time and Place for everything. I think you have this office confused with highschool class president. Pizza for everyone on Fridays, dude!!
IdeaOfOrder IdeaOfOrder 8 years
Cool!?? Is that really what we aspire for in our President? I do think that Obama has a "cool" factor to his personality, but shouldn't we be playing up his other good qualities? (forgive me if I can't name any)
princess-cupcake princess-cupcake 8 years
Are you cool because you can dupe most of the population into voting for you? If so then yes, Obama is "cool." He has done more harm in his first 100 days then most presidents have done in their entire terms.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I thought this was a cute post. Not every word said in the press has to be about the president's policies. Can't we enjoy him a little in his downtime too? I respect the man more because of his personality. He's doing the best he can with the mess that was made in this country.
flutterpie flutterpie 8 years
im cool, can i be president?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
well if thats what america is judging him on, go ahead, cause as we all know the "cool" kids are usually hiding something so completely uncool behind those smiles.
crayolasky crayolasky 8 years
Are people even paying attention to what he's doing in office?! I was a huge supporter of him and now I'm not. Guess what, your "perfect" president has made some pretty big mistakes. He's not even in the one in charge, if none of you realize how many people are truly behind his decisions. Though I'm glad to see some of you are waking up like I have now. Rome wasn't built in a day but he has made decisions in the past few months that I definitely cannot support. He even lied about not knowing anything about the CFR, if he lies about things like that (amongst no one knowing about his true skeletons in his closet) then what else is he lying about? Though he does have plenty of time to redeem himself, obviously these idiotic "articles" don't show him in a better light whatsoever. Mainly this just proves he can relate to the average 20 year old, BFD if you ask me.
Red77 Red77 8 years
And the headline of the day for Mr. Cool: Tax Payers money hard at work
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