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Meet Reggie Love: Barack Obama's Body Man

Meet Reggie Love: Barack Obama's Body Man

Reggie Love is Barack Obama's body man. What is a body man you ask? The personal assistant responsible for shadowing the presidential candidate making sure he has everything he needs, and nothing he doesn't like.

Today's New York Times profiled the 26-year-old former Duke basketball and football player. Reggie gave the inside scoop from the campaign trail:

  • Reggie and Barack start the day with a dawn workout and end it winding down to SportsCenter, during which Barack flosses his teeth.
  • Barack does not like mayonnaise, salt and vinegar potato chips, asparagus, or soft drinks (just water, please).

To see what Reggie always has on hand for Obama, and more Reggie Love info,


  • Reggie always keeps a supply of the senator's must-haves: MET-Rx chocolate roasted-peanut protein bars, and bottles of organic Black Forest Berry Honest Tea.
  • If limited food options are available, a cheddar cheeseburger is the go-to option.
  • Talking heads are banned. The pair never watches CNN or MSNBC.

Obama also gave the newspaper the inside scoop on Reggie, who gave "the boss" a silver nano iPod for his 46th birthday. Obama told the NY Times:

“So I’ve gotten pretty fond of Jay-Z,” Mr. Obama said. “He’s broadened my horizons in the hip-hop world.” In turn, Mr. Obama said he had gotten Mr. Love into “everything from John Coltrane to Frank Sinatra. I think he’s got the most eclectic music of any 26-year-old.” the senator said.

Do you think a body man like Reggie Love gives Barack the advantage he needs? Are you ready to elect a president that doesn't enjoy asparagus?

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anunnakigirl anunnakigirl 8 years
I like asparagus with olive oil and lemon with white pepper on it. This is delicious. I can eat that every day. Mayo is wack. I hate that stuff. The asparagus potato chips are gross. I had tried them and that combination is not fit for consumption. The black forest tea is great. I drink that daily also.
steveage13 steveage13 8 years
Not surprising. Reggie Love always knows where to find a tea-bag. Not sure what I'm refering to?
mecita mecita 9 years
This sounds like the coolest job ever. I don't like mayo - I like 'Miracle Whip' - tangy!
ladychaos ladychaos 9 years
Hey mf285, hook me up!!! J/k.... Now about that asparagus....I love it sauteed in a bit of canola oil with a splash of lemon juice.
mf285 mf285 9 years
I know Reggie, he played at Duke with a few friends of mine, and he really is a great guy! He's been on the trail for quite a while with Obama. It's funny to see him getting recognized!
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
We can turn ANY story into a food story. :drool:
CocoChic CocoChic 9 years
:rotfl: I love how you turned an Obama story into a food story. Good job, ladies!
janneth janneth 9 years
How great to have a personal asst on call at all times. I mean...
ladychaos ladychaos 9 years
Stop talking about food! I love to eat... Anyways, is his assistant single? jk... Bet he has nice arms though...and a cute butt. Sorry, I can't help it.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Lately, I've been packing up the house after I eat. Moving stinks.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
I go for a walk after I eat.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
how it sits, i meant to say...
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
good idea jill! i hate eating late too... i hate how it its in your tummy :(
Jillness Jillness 9 years
"i can only imagine being mccain's aid... he prolly wakes you up at 430am for the breakfast at Old Country buffet..." :rotfl: Hysterical! I had to have Ponderosa Buffet for Christmas Eve dinner one year because an airline left me stranded in the middle of nowhere. I can't handle "homestyle" buffets anymore! I have stopped having "dinner" boyfriend and I switched to more of a "tappas" style at night because we don't like eating too heavy at night. It is much easier to make, as well!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Nica, that sounds so good! :drool:
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
nope, no ranch for me. but i do have a weakness for blue cheese... call me crazy!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
We never had dinner late. Usually at 5:30. Maybe it is a European thing. :ponder: I still do not like eating late, but now I have no choice because of my work hours. But holiday meals were always early.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
mmmm...sour cream. The Nicaraguan sour cream is really different from the American one. Its definitely heavier but it also has a unique flavor - slightly bitter, yet very buttery and just plain delicious! have it with some fried plantains and black beans and rice. YUMMY!
syako syako 9 years
my mil is in town and she's cooking us all kinds of dishes. (borscht!) But I'm telling you, the sour cream there is just 100 times better and different. You can't find it here like that.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Ooooo Ranch on chicken wings! Or even better Blue Cheese on Chicken wings!
syako syako 9 years
ranch on french fries.... no wonder I gained 30 pounds in college... :oy: but I lost it, so all is well.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
YUM ranch...YUM pizza OR Ranch and fried chicken!!!
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
maybe its a euro thing cine? we always had big meals at 2 or 3, like holiday ones... but regular dinner was really late, like 8 or 9 sometimes even! YY -- No ranch??? Ranch on pizza is awesome!!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Sy, my fiance is half Russian. Oh man the food is so good.
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