12 Pictures That Explain Why I Want President Obama Under My Christmas Tree This Year

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Vote how you will, and gripe and groan as much as you'd like about our economy or whatever other failings of his you're partial to, but I personally think our president is pretty goddamn cool. Yeah, I gave TIME Magazine some shit yesterday for naming good ‘ol Barack Obama as their ‘Person of the Year‘…again, but that's because they're unimaginative, not because he's anything but awesome. He's certainly cooler than me — he's friendly enough with Jay-Z and Beyonce that he gave them parenting advice for Blue Ivy. That's pretty effing badass, am I right?

He just seems so cool in ways that politicians usually aren't. He dances and he's visibly in love with his wife and he interacts with kids and he shows emotion. What's not to love? So I've collected some little presidential trinkets that I'm particularly fond of, and compiled them here today for your viewing pleasure. Some of them are photos of Barryboy and some of them are projects that he had absolutely no hand in creating, but I don't care! I still love him with the fire of a thousand suns, so enjoy this walk through my brain and the things I enjoy.

Barack and Michelle Obama1. He's been with Michelle since way back when pictures were still in black and white. Can't be mad at that. (via Tumblr)Barack Michelle Obama2. And yet even surrounded by Secret Service agents, he still finds times to have a (semi) private moment with her where he gives her his jacket to wear. (via TIME)Barack Obama dancing3. Eeeee! Why do I love this so much? I don't know, but it's my favorite. Also just the fact he's gone on shows like Ellen is wonderful. (via Tumblr)Barack Obama Mitt Romney4. Baritt Obamney. Tell me that's not amazing. (via Tumblr)Barack Obama president Oval Office5. He's letting that little kid touch his head. I don't know why and I don't need to.

6. He likes to go caroling.Barack on the phone President Obama7. He can be this guy…
(via Tumblr)Heartfelt Obama Sandy Hook President8. …and still be this guy. Compassion is key.Kayla Maroney Barack Obama9. As is topical pop culture knowledge of things like McKayla Is Not Impressed. (via Tumblr) Obama

10. Pranks are my favorite. (via Tumblr)Obama Single Ladies11. But instead I'll just let Bar-once Knowles tell me that I'm a strong, empowered woman and if someone likes it, they had better but a ring on it. (via Tumblr)President Barack Obama Spiderman12. And finally this. THIS. I just…yeah, this.There are no words that are better than this picture. (via Tumblr)