November 8th, 2010
10:54 AM ET

Gotta Watch: The presidential boogie

Every so often a president stumbles upon a moment that's destined for awkwardness. You can bet that moment usually comes in the form of dancing.

Over the weekend, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were both motioned onto the dance floor during their visit to India. The dance was a part of the Hindu celebration of Diwali.

We couldn't help but take a look back at another great moment in presidential dancing when President George W. Bush showed off his moves during a Malaria Awareness event back in 2007.

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  1. osama bin diesel

    1st

    November 8, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Johnny

      Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don't go into yours, you don't go into mine. You gotta hold the frame.

      November 8, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. stick dog

    I love it that's why l like him and his wife – they're not phonies are pretentious flakes – and know how and can identify with everyday people.

    November 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny

      I won't tell your mother about this.

      November 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. truthy

    I agree, they can connect on any level. That's one of the reasons I voted for him.

    November 8, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • slammer

      Yes, and that is truely what make s a good president...lol. Sheep

      November 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. shankar

    You can watch a lot of the President's visit on this web site ndtv.com

    November 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. authur murry

    Don't let the dance moves fool you, He's still a socialist. He's right behind Marx, Lennon and Stalin.

    November 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. da funkee 1

    Boogie fever!

    November 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. osama bin diesel

    I love the Lenin Sisters , such talent , oi vey

    November 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hasher

    "Don't let the dance moves fool you, He's still a socialist. He's right behind Marx, Lennon and Stalin."

    Hello, uneducated masses.

    November 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ybs

    I didn't vote Obama in for his dancing skills. It looks like he & Michelle had fun.

    http://bit.ly/twitterybs

    November 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Dude

    A colored man with absolutely no sense of rhythm. Of course that's not the only bit of bad timing he's got, this trip was also Ill-timed.

    November 8, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joe

    My social security check is shrinking, medicare is cutting back, my food stamps were decreased, and that for millions of us , and that man is dancing in India. He and his wife better enjoy their free vacation now, and his wife ought to be more proud now as an American that she got herself an Asian trip. That man had more vacation time than George Bush in the first two years in Office. He is a one term President. If Palin runs against him she probably win. If Hillary didn't accept that Secretary of State position she would have probaly win in 2012.

    November 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tange

    Going to india was a good thing for him to do & it pervides him with one last chance to get the economy moving. it is much better do deal with india than to deal with china. also i'm glad the president took some time and danced

    November 9, 2010 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. WILLARD BULLOCK

    OBAMA IS MOCKING OUT OF HIS PRESDIENT SO WHY HE WAS GROW UP IN JARKARTSINDENOIEA SO HE WAS NOT BORN IN HAWAII

    November 9, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  14. WILLARD BULLOCK

    IM BELIVED THAT OBAMA LIKE LEARN TERROIST FROM HIS DADDY

    November 9, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. Richard in Texas

    Joe @14
    The president is not on vacation. Get your fact right. President Bush spent almost 1 year on vacation of the 8 years he was in office.

    November 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |