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The best part of this campaign photo has nothing to do with the president

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Oct. 24, 2012 at 2:48 PM   |   Comments

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Oct. 24 (UPI) -- On his way out of Florida Tuesday, President Obama stopped to visit with some school children after a campaign event the morning after the final debate.

The president posed for photos with the kids, resulting in a truly priceless moment that had nothing to do with the president.

Per travel pooler Tangi Quéméner of the Agence France-Presse:

...close to 200 schoolchildren in uniform (beige shorts, polo shirts), nearly all African-American, were seated on bleachers. Age ranged from pre-K to 8 graders. When POTUS entered, they erupted in cheers, the older ones yelling "Obama, Obama!" And even "Four more years!".

Looks like this school was the one the motorcade drove by earlier. It's called "Daughter of Zion Junior Academy", Delray Beach FL.

POTUS:
"I saw you guys waving on the street and I want to make sure that I'd say high to you all".
"I also wanted to say to all the young people here, I hope you guys are really working hard in school"
"If you're in pre-school, the main thing you have to worry about is making sure that you get naptime"

For the others, "Nothing is more important to our country right now than you guys working hard in school. So even if sometimes things seem hard, even if you have to put a little extra effort, I need you guys to make sure that you're doing your homework, listening to your teachers and listening to your parents. If you do that, you guys can be anything... You could be a lawyer, a doctor, an astronaut or you could end up being the president of the United States".

POTUS then posed for pictures with several groups of kids, sitting on bleachers, often with a toddler on his lap. "Everybody say cheese!" said POTUS, flashing his signature smile among elated kids. The younger ones were looking a bit stunned, though.

The Obama campaign tweeted out the photo from the road.


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