According to the NY Daily News:
The affectionate 11-second exchange before Obama claimed victory as the democratic presidential nominee Tuesday emphasized Obama's youth and ability to transcend the stereotyped political gestures of campaigns past, experts said.Am I the only one who finds this digital transendance just a bit sick-making?
"I would imagine to a young voter, this was another sign that these people are one of us," said psychologist Drew Westen, author of "The Political Brain: The Role Of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation."
Oh, and Mr. Westen ought to give his Ph.D. back and head to intellectual rehab.
Addendum: The article includes a picture of Al and Tipper making out. Best not to click through if you've just eaten.
Addednum 2: As I write this my high school friend Erik Oswald is on the TV telling me about research at ExxonMobil. Talk about odd.