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Obamas go for romantic dinner

2012-10-07 08:29

Washington - After a rough and busy week, President Barack Obama wined and dined First Lady Michelle on Saturday to mark their belated 20th wedding anniversary.

The Obamas, whose two-decade milestone fell on the same day as Wednesday's first presidential debate held in Denver, Colorado, set out on a crisp evening by motorcade to Bourbon Steak restaurant in Washington's Georgetown neighbourhood.

An energised Mitt Romney delivered a surprisingly strong performance in the first of three televised confrontations opposite a lethargic Obama, injecting new momentum into his campaign ahead of the tight 6 November election.

On stage, Romney joked: "I'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine, here -- here with me ..."

Obama, who wished his wife a happy anniversary at the start of his debate remarks, is out to prove him wrong.

The couple spent about two hours at the restaurant and returned to the White House at about 21:50.

The restaurant, which is located inside Georgetown's Four Seasons Hotel, features contemporary American fare with a focus on seasonal ingredients, as well as award-winning butter-poached meat and poultry and classic seafood dishes, including a wide selection of megaburgers and seasoned French fries.

Remarkably, few items on the restaurant's menu square with the first lady's public crusade for healthy eating, during which she urges Americans to lose weight by focusing on so-called "healthy food" that includes mostly fruit and vegetables.

Comments
  • deon.jansevanrensburg.58 - 2012-10-07 08:34

    Who cares? Next thing we know the jourNOlists will tell us what colour his poop is.

      morgaenart.farto - 2012-10-07 08:37

      We will all get to see his poop on November 6th.

  • Lynette Napoleon Adendorf - 2012-10-07 08:46

    you guys are all haters. Get over yourself

      morgaenart.farto - 2012-10-07 09:41

      Obummer is History...get used to it.

  • brandon.faber.908 - 2012-10-07 08:56

    And this is news...

      PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-10-07 09:15

      You took the words right out of my mouth!

      morgaenart.farto - 2012-10-07 09:39

      mmm I don't think anyone straight wants to go anywhere near your infected mouth, pouffe.

  • elsen.lucas - 2012-10-07 09:55

    @Farto- wow!? You must be a very very lonely, unhappy and rude person! To abuse your president in that manner on a public forum is untastefull- have you ever heard of respect? No man's face or appearance in general, should be a reason to hate or disrespect him/her! Across any race! Rude, rude rude!! Imagine if Pres.Obama should be re elected? Please consider emigrating to SA!

  • phumudzo.mudzusi - 2012-10-07 10:23

    So Proud of you Obama,they can cry foul however way they wanna, guess who occupies the white house and daaaahh out of merit.

  • johnny.potatoes61 - 2012-10-07 10:29

    Uhm... yeah, couples tend to do that.

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-10-07 11:51

    Farto send your comments to the US embassy when you apply for a Visa to the USA and see it you get a Visa and enjoy the questioning when you have your interview with then. I hope they ended up having a good night at home in bed just sleeping as she might have had a headache.

  • Annelize Buitendach-Roesch - 2012-10-07 12:38

    Hope they have invited their evening. Many more years to come for them!

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