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Handsy Republican Voter Bear-Hugs Obama Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo

Republican Voter Bear-Hugs Obama

When Obama stopped at Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Italian Restaurant in Orlando, Fla., he probably wasn't expecting such a physical welcome. “Everybody look at these guns,” said Obama, pointing at owner Scott Van Duzer. “If I eat your pizza, will I look like that?” Suddenly, Van Duzer embraced the president in a bear hug, lifting him up off the ground. “Man, are you a powerlifter or what?” Obama said once he was put down. Apparently the 6-foot-3 restaurant owner, who was getting a visit because of his blood donation campaign, asked permission from the Secret Service first who said it was fine by them as long as he "didn't take [Obama] away."

September 9, 2012 10:05 PM