Barack Obama lost his famous cool on Friday afternoon when he became annoyed at the press while out walking to a Halloween party in Kenwood with daughter Sasha.
Obama briefly left the campaign trail to spend a few hours in Chicago as he entered into the last weekend of his almost two year quest for the presidency.
“All right guys. That’s enough. You’ve got a shot. Leave us alone. Come on guys. Get back on the bus,” Obama said, looking irritated as he walked north on Greenwood near 50th St. hand-in-hand with daughter Sasha.
Obama was wearing sunglasses, dark slacks, a dark jacket partly unzipped to show a white shirt, no tie. Sasha dressed up a white cape and what appeared to be a black leotard. This costume had been described previously as a “corpse queen.” They were headed on public streets to a Halloween party hosted by Marty Nesbitt, his friend and treasurer of his presidential campaign.
Heading east on 50th the press–his small travel press pool–continued to follow when a reporter and cameraman from a Polish outlet, Wydarzenia appeared on the street AND approached Obama. Obama paused and indicated that he wanted the press to back off.
The Obama pool retreated a few paces, as did the Polish crew. A few moments later, Obama broke into a run with Sasha at his side. He bounded east on 50th, turning north on Woodlawn, still in a trot.
There was a bit of a commotion surrounding the surprise walk. At 5:13 p.m.
the pool reboarded the bus, told that he was heading to the barber. A few moments after the pool bus started west on 50th, Katie Lillie got word from the agent on board that Obama was taking a walk. With that surprise, the bus quickly drove around the block in order for the pool to catch up with Obama.