Actress Megan Fox was recently named the hottest woman in the world, but Barack Obama doesn't think so. Obama says Hillary Clinton is really the hottest woman around: "She's got a great all-around package."
Obama was speaking to a group of seniors at a retirement home in Santa Monica, California when he made the comment. One of the seniors, Betty "Boop" White, asked Obama what he thought of Megan Fox vs. Hillary Clinton. In a video caught by White's granddaughter Boopsie White and put onto YouTube, Obama responded quickly with what seemed like kind words about his political opponent.
Some analysts suggested that Obama was trying to appeal to a group that generally likes Clinton, especially older white women. The Clinton campaign was widely expected to respond harshly, but insiders say the Senator was flattered and didn't want to do anything to minimize the compliment.
Still, there has been some backlash. Prominent Democrats like Sam Nunn, who supports Clinton but is independent of her campaign, say this shows Obama is not ready to handle a general election campaign. Former President Bill Clinton was also negative, saying that Obama's comments show he lacks judgment, and that "anyone with eyes knows Megan Fox is way hotter than my wife."
For her part, Megan Fox says she still hasn't made up her mind about the presidential candidates. "I like them both. And I'm pretty sure neither of them would kick me out of bed for eating crackers. Bill sure didn't."