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Friday, July 6, 2012
Obama is asked to arm-wrestle for patron's vote
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President Obama's two-day bus tour through the Rust Belt brought him to Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant in Amherst, Ohio on Thursday where a patron made a peculiar offer to the president: "I'll arms-wrestle you for your vote," said Jeff Hawks, according to the pool reporter. But President Obama rebuffed. "No," he said. "I'll play basketball for your vote." No word on the size of Mr. Hawks so we don't know if Obama would have been better off or on the court. "You're in a building that has Fox News on," Hawks told the President. Obama then suggested that Hawks ask for the channel to be changed. "The customer is always right," he said. Obama stumping with Gov. Ted Strickland, enjoyed Bud Light as he circulated around the bar. The president is on the first day of his two-day bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania." More from NYMag's Daily Intel Blog.