WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama and Michelle Obama made it back safely after the Mandela memorial celebration, but wouldn’t you have liked to have been a fly on the wall for that long flight home?
There’s a picture that has a lot of tongues wagging. It’s of President Obama in a three-way selfie with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s blonde Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, with the Michelle off to the side.
From the looks of things, our relationship with Denmark may be closer than we thought.
But things may not be what they seem. Another photo shows what looks like our president and their prime minister are giving each other a fond farewell with the first lady looking on.
Then there was the scene of President Obama shaking hands with Cuba’s President Raul Castro. To be fair, it would have been awkward for the president to snub Fidel’s little brother, but shake hands with everyone else.
Still a lot of Cuban-Americans don’t like to see any cozy stuff like this. Neither do others who point out that Cuba still holds, 64-year-old Alan Gross, a subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, imprisoned four years for distributing computers to Havana’s Jewish community.
But three-way selfies and handshakes are just part of the president’s image problems these days.
The new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News shows the president’s disapproval rate at 54 percent and climbing, with half of those polled thinking Obamacare is a bad idea.
But clearly, not everyone disapproves of the president’s performance, especially a couple of prime ministers who shall go nameless.