Is there a paralegal in the house? It’s been a while since we’ve been treated to fawning reports of adoring fans fainting away in the mere presence of President Obama, but in yet another “campaign” speech at a middle school in Mooresville, N.C., today, the president found himself giving out advice on how not to pass out during one of his speeches, reminiscing a bit in the process.
Obama tells standing crowd to bend knees: "I'm just giving u a tip so u don’t faint, which happens all the time & it’s really embarrassing."
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) June 6, 2013
Pres Obama pro-tip for kids: when standing for a speech don't stand up straight, bend your knees a little bit so you won't faint.
— Kristian Monroe (@Kristianmnr) June 6, 2013
Obama after second fainting in NC: "Teachers give me some tips. I've lost their attention."
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) June 6, 2013
— NBC Charlotte (@wcnc) June 6, 2013
“It’s OK,” President Obama reassured the startled teachers, demonstrating a bit of his patented Obamacare method. “This happens. They’ll be all right. Just give them a little space. That’s why we’ve got the medics here. They’ll be OK.”
Despite speaking at a public school, Obama managed to elicit an “amen” from the assembled students and teachers.
President Obama: "All the teachers, say Amen. Amen." #ObamainNC
— Brad Broders (@BradBroders) June 6, 2013
"All the teachers say Amen…amen" – Pastor Barack Obama
— Digital Quarterback (@cavaughn) June 6, 2013
— Dan Brown (@DanBrownTeacher) June 6, 2013
Those who remained conscious heard the president’s promise to connect 99 percent of the nation’s students to broadband Internet in the next five years, though students at Moorseville didn’t seem to be necessarily hurting for high-tech.
— David Spunt (@DavidSpuntCBS3) June 6, 2013