I found this photo in a New York Times story of the President’s visit to Iowa, yesterday.
He’s there to start “selling” a deeply divided public on the health care reform that is now the law of the land. What’s great about this picture — well, one of the great things about it — is that it makes that job look like an easy one.
Everyone’s so happy. Yellow T-Shirt, behind President Obama, looks like he’s about to burst into tears.
But here is what I want to say about this photo:
When I first saw it, I felt this giant wash of joy. I couldn’t decide with whom I most wanted to changes places.
Did I want to be the Secret Service Agent?
That beaming little kid?
One of those phones, especially the purple camera phone? (What a shot that thing’s gonna get.)
But I let a few minutes pass, and the answer became clear: it’s the little kid.
I want to be that kid.
Also, I have a very big crush on the 44th President of these United States.