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Maybe Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have more in common than we thought. The pre-heart-condition Clinton loved junk food and was known to duck into doughnut shops while campaigning to meet and greet and sample the wares. On Thursday in Seattle, that's exactly what President Obama did in an unscheduled stop at Top Pot Doughnuts, a few blocks from his downtown hotel.

Obama showed up at 9:15 a.m. with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), his security detail and aides, and of course the press corps. "Let's see what we got here," he said approaching the counter. "Are we buying a dozen -- a couple dozen?" He purchased 24, telling the clerk, "Whatever you recommend."

President Obama campaigning in SeattleThen it was time for hand-shaking with adult customers, bantering with kids and showcasing the candidate, Murray -- once known as the "mom in tennis shoes" -- who is in a tough re-election fight against Republican Dino Rossi. "Everybody needs to remember to vote" on Nov. 2, he told his fellow doughnut lovers.

Before he left for a private event and a rally for Murray at the University of Washington, the president decided to sample one of the store's large designer doughnuts (Top Pot also offers Ovaltine latte.) "This is outstanding," he said. "You can't eat this every day." Some people do, an employee informed Obama, who responded, "Oh really?" He stuffed some bills into the tip jar and was out the door by 9:30 a.m.

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carltongrants

We can only hope that the folks in Washington state vote Murray out of office. Growing unemployment, massive and growing debt, increasing foreclosures, increasing taxes, higher healthcare costs, etc. We need, we must vote Murray out of office!!!

October 21 2010 at 9:03 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
braun1994

Does this guy ever work ? obama wants more money from tax payers to pay for his programs that the tax payers dont want, why would anyone want to be a democrat ?

October 21 2010 at 6:10 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
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walkingcat

Much rather give my tax money to the corporations instead of our government so they can charge me sky high to make a profit and then send my job over seas. Sounds like a better trade off even though those "programs" would have kept jobs here.

October 22 2010 at 2:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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