Obama describes family: like Thatcher, like Hayek
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Democratic presidential front-runner Barack Obama gave a description of his extended, multiracial family on Wednesday while introducing himself to voters in Florida.
Here’s what he said:
“When you get my family together, I mean you’ve got people who look like Margaret Thatcher. You’ve got people who look like Bernie Mac. You’ve got, you know my sister, she looks like Salma Hayek — I don’t know if you’ve seen her … She looks Latin,” he said.
“She’s got a baby, ’cause she married a Chinese Canadian, so she’s got a little, I’ve got a little niece who’s a little Chinese baby,” he said.
“So the point is is that — that’s just how I look at the world is we all have a piece of each other and we can’t get caught up in our differences.”
Photo credit: Reuters/Scott Audette. Obama delivers a speech during a town hall meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, May 21, 2008.