Thursday, September 3, 2015

President Obama hugs the '47 percent' video guy

James Carter-an opposition researcher and the grandson of President Jimmy Carter-met President Barack Obama backstage before an education event in Georgia on Thursday.

President Obama hugs the '47 percent' video guy

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 In this Feb. 13, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama speaks to workers and guests at the Linamar Corporation plant in Arden, N.C. Obama says raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour and tying future increases to inflation will raise the incomes of millions living in poverty and spur job growth. Business groups are not so sure. They complain that boosting the federal rate from $7.25 an hour would discourage employers from hiring new workers, hurting the very people Obama aims to help. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
In this Feb. 13, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama speaks to workers and guests at the Linamar Corporation plant in Arden, N.C. Obama says raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour and tying future increases to inflation will raise the incomes of millions living in poverty and spur job growth. Business groups are not so sure. They complain that boosting the federal rate from $7.25 an hour would discourage employers from hiring new workers, hurting the very people Obama aims to help. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

James Carter—an opposition researcher and the grandson of President Jimmy Carter—met President Barack Obama backstage before an education event in Georgia on Thursday. James Carter's cousin, Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, told Politico that President Obama jumped at the opportunity to meet the man responsible for filming and releasing the "47 percent" video that helped President Obama during his campaign against GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

Upon being introduced and told of James Carter's role in the 47 percent video, Obama jumped forward to embrace him.

"Thank you, thank you so much," Obama told James Carter, his cousin said. [Politico]

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