At a news conference in Somewhere, Mr Obama repeatedly pointed and smiled, and in fact smiled so much that his dentist sent him a thank you card.
But this is not the first time that an American presidential candidate has pointed and smiled, in fact every presidential candidate since John F Kennedy has made an entire career out of pointing and smiling. But Barack Obama is unique, as he points and smiles with even more fake sincerity than Kennedy did, something that scientists believed was impossible.
Speaking from his rocking chair in Illinois, the Senator said: 'Point, smile, wave - point, smile, wave!', a speech that even demagogue Adolf Hitler would have been proud of, and the' Smile, grin, point, laugh' touch at the end of it summed up Mr Obama's policies.
But Republican rival John McCain had this to say: 'Cheesy grin, vapid waffle, cheesy grin, dental appointment', guaranteeing himself another 10 million votes, and his running mate, a horse in Kentucky, laughed and waved a hoof in agreement.
Some have suggested that American elections are about as intelligent and relevant as a visit to a dentist's, but others have been less kind. Russian president Vladimir Putin was too busy running a country to be interviewed, but French leader Nicolas Sarkozy said: 'Who cares?'
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