Campaign Stories

Obama vs. His Fangirls

Presumably, there’s none of this love at the town halls: In his new book, Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage, author Christopher Andersen claims “On more than one occasion, Barack tried not to look startled when some random woman in the crowd would grasp him firmly by the derriere—and sometimes try to hold on.” After an event in Peoria, the future president allegedly complained, “Jesus, I wish they'd stop grabbing my ass.” Andersen quotes Michelle as saying, “I want to tell these women, 'Back off. Get a life.' It's just embarrassing, that's all."