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President's campaign stop has him drinking a Bud Light at local watering hole.
If President Barack Obama is attempting to paint himself as an everyman, he’s headed in the right direction.
As the president pulled on a cold Bud Light in Ziggy’s Pub in Amherst, Ohio, on Thursday night he happened upon a patron named Jeff Hawks, The Hill reported.
“I’ll arm-wrestle you for your vote,” Hawks said, according to a pool report from the campaign stop.
“No, I’ll play basketball for your vote,” the president replied.
So the dueling challenges reached a stalemate, but Hawks wasn’t finished.
He reminded Obama that he was standing inside a bar with Fox News on the overhead televisions, The Washington Examiner reported.
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That prompted Obama to suggest Hawks request a new channel.
“The customer is always right,” Obama said, according to The Examiner.
Obama spent about an hour in the restaurant with Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D).
He’s on a two-day bus trip through the key swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, CBS News said
The president also asked four school district employees in the bar, “What do I need to know about education?”
“That’s important work,” Obama said.
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