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Obama gets a second chance on the Kiss Cam

  • KEN THOMAS, Associated Press San Francisco Chronicle reports:

    resident Barack Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama, look up at themselves on the large in-house video screen as they appear on “Kiss Cam’, while watching the first half of Team USA and Brazil in an Olympic men’s exhibition basketball game, Monday, July 16, 2012, in Washington. Team USA won 80-69. Photo: Alex Brandon / AP

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — Second chances can be rare in politics, but President Barack Obama found Kiss Cam and an impatient crowd to be just the right motivation.

    Obama and his wife, Michelle, were taking in Monday night’s USA Basketball exhibition game when the Verizon Center‘s “Kiss Cam” turned its eye their way. Their image on the huge arena screen prompted the crowd to cheer — a not-so-subtle hint that Obama plant one on the first lady.

    Both smiled, but Obama just put his arm around his wife as the game resumed. That cautious reaction brought some boos.

    Obama got a do-over later in the game when the Kiss Cam swung back his way. This time he delivered, giving Mrs. Obama a big kiss on the lips. And a peck on the forehead for good measure.

    And the crowd roared.

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