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    Obama Hugs Man Who Released 47 Percent Video

    US President Barack Obama plays a learning game while visiting children at College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center February 14, 2013 in Decatur, Georgia. Obama is in Georgia to promote economic and educational initiatives he spoke about in this week's State of the Union. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pres. Obama in Georgia on Thursday. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty)

    Some might argue that President Obama owes his second term to this man—and the president’s excitement upon meeting him suggests Obama might be in that camp himself. Opposition researcher James Carter—the man responsible for the now infamous fundraising video of Mitt Romney abhorring the so-called 47 percent of Americans who are dependent upon government—was greeted with a huge thanks from President Obama backstage at an education event Thursday in Decatur, Georgia. Carter’s cousin is Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter. Fun fact: the two are both grandsons of former president Jimmy Carter.

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