Can you hear me now?
President Obama speaks on a cell phone handed to him from a woman who greeted him on a stop in Reidsville, NC Tuesday.
October 18th, 2011
02:31 PM ET

Can you hear me now?

Wireless phone companies may have a new spokesman, at least when he’s not busy with his day job.

President Obama, continuing his bus trip Tuesday through North Carolina knows outdated technology when he sees it.  The president greeted well wishers in at an unscheduled stop in Reidsville, NC.

Spotting a young woman in the crowd on her cell phone, the president admonished, “You need a new phone!” According to pool reports the woman handed her “clunky, cordless” phone to Mr. Obama asking him to speak to her grandmother.  The president affably asked, "How you been doing?"
But then also put in a plug for better technology saying, "Your granddaughter needs a new cell phone."

Earlier Mr. Obama stopped at Reid's House Restaurant in the town.  The president was greeted by cheers in the packed diner according to the pool report.

He made the rounds of diners at their tables stopping to talk about jobs and local business. The president sat down at the counter for lunch having a cheeseburger, fries and sweet tea.

Reid's House boasts the "best food in town."

Always mindful of the first lady’s favorite cause to urge Americans to eat healthier, the president was heard to ask one customer, "Now you ate all your biscuits before you had dessert, right?"


Topics: Bus Tour • President Obama • The Buzz

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Jay in NC

    He had a chance to listen to the good people of NC instead he chose to put them down for what they own or eat. Typical Liberal wants to control everyones life, down to how many biscuits they eat.

    October 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
    • jean2009

      From the previous article it sounds like he enjoys the NC ribs, cheeseburgers, fries, hush puppies and sweet tea. Among your other flaws you also lack a sense of humor.

      October 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
    • S.Positive

      Jay in NC, you sure need your head examined if this is how you interpret the 1600 ticker...Go get some help. Seams your mind is playing tricks on you

      October 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
    • Trace

      @Jay in NC....you are really short on anything sensible to say HUH? Its a shame life and reality seems to pass you by in everything you post......Its like the only thing your posts do is make the feeble minded even dumber in reading your drivel. Is that your objective? Well, in the famous words of your hero "Mission Accomplished"...the dumbing down of America has been an overwhelming success.

      October 19, 2011 at 2:24 am |
  2. Todd

    And... that isn't a cell phone. That is a cordless telephone. Looks like an old Panasonic.

    October 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm |