Presidential PDA: The Sweet, Awkward, and Downright Wrong Moments in Photos

We see our president as someone who sits in the office and guides the country in the right direction. We expect our Commander-in-Chief to handle the situations that pertain to war and keeping our country safe. We also expect the president to turn our economy around in addition to keeping us safe. For all of their work, there has to be someone to keep them balanced. The wives of these presidents have the key to that balance and they display it openly in public through public displays of affection. Hey. the president needs to have a moment of affection as well as anybody else.

Al Gore Sucks The Life Out Of His Wife

Al Gore Sucks The Life Out Of His Wife

At the 2000 Democrat National Convention, Al Gore took to the stage to accept his presidential nomination. His wife, Tipper was already on stage. As he approaches her and leans in for a kiss, she turns to the side so his kiss will land on her cheek. But no, Gore moves and plants a hard kiss on her mouth, clearly with tongue. She seems shocked and the passionate embrace was awkward for everyone watching, to say the least. And of course, Saturday Night Life could not let that one go without including it in a skit. In their skit, Tracy Morgan shoots Al Gore with a stun gun to get him off his wife, Tipper Gore. Even one of the producers of SNL joined in on the spoof.

Sit On My Lap, Biker Lady

Sit On My Lap, Biker Lady

The bikers’ expressions on either side of this cuddle session are all of us right now. Joe…. no. It appears as if Obama and Biden made a stop on the campaign trail to grab a bite at a local diner and meet some locals. While Obama was probably shaking hands and sipping a Coke, Biden snuck off to the corner where he invited a biker woman to sit on his lap and share a few laughs. The biker men she’s with look surprised that he had a shot with her, and even more upset that Biden came in and swooped up the girl who rode in on the back of their bike.

The Obamas And The Kiss Cam

The Obamas And The Kiss Cam

Have you ever got that gut feeling when you catch your parents kissing each other? Do you have that funny feeling of mushiness when mom and dad kiss? How about kissing someone in front of others? Does it feel funny, or would you rather kiss behind closed doors?

We see former President Barack Obama giving his wife the First Lady Michelle Obama a smooch. His daughter Malia is sitting right by him and she might be a bit embarrassed. The Kiss Cam actually caught them and Malia Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden are seen watching it on the big screen.

Emmanuel Macron Kisses His Cougar

Emmanuel Macron Kisses His Cougar

The French are way more accepting of age gaps in relationships than the U.S. and that was certainly proven when Emmanuel Macron was elected as President of France. It was well-known that Macron met his now-wife, Brigitte Trogneux, while he was a high school student, and she was his teacher. With 24 years between the two, they are proof that love knows no bounds. After she divorced her ex-husband Trogneux married her love, Macron. “Without her, I wouldn’t be me,” he told his country, and the rest is

The Wave And Kiss

The Wave And Kiss

It is definitely possible to do two things at once. You can be occupied and do the impossible. While someone may look a bit silly trying to do these things at one time, they can definitely be done. Former President George W. Bush just happened to be at a happy occasion in this image and the mood for celebration was definitely in the air.

This photo was taken in 2005 after George W. Bush was elected to the office of the president for the second time. He is at the Constitution Ball and he is with former First Lady Laura Bush. He does the wave and kiss at the same time.

It’s a Great Time for a Kiss

It’s a Great Time for a Kiss

The cutest things happen in the public eye. The light of love is said to last forever. When a couple grows old, they are in the winter years of their lives. A simple smooch means more than just a smooch to those who are advanced in years. The time for living is more often embraced in the later years of a person’s life and time spent smooching and hugging makes all of the difference.

Former President Jimmy Carter just happens to get caught by a Kiss Cam kissing his wife, Rosalynn. They were attending a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Atlanta Braves in September 2015.

Barack Lights Up Michelle with a Smooch

Barack Lights Up Michelle with a Smooch

We’re coming along great with the occasions and the public displays of affection. We are viewing one of those light up kisses where a person’s face seems to glow as they receive a kiss from their significant other.

This was definitely a time to give the wife some “sugar” as former President Barack Obama gives the former First Lady Michelle Obama a smooch on the side of the temple. This was the day that Obama found out that he had been reelected as president in 2012.

Joe Biden’s Questionable Shoulder Holding

Joe Biden’s Questionable Shoulder Holding

Okay, time for Vice President Joe Biden to make an appearance. He caught a lot of flack for this creepy shoulder rub. While Ashton Carter, the Secretary of Defense was being sworn in, Biden took a minute to hold Carter’s wife’s shoulders and whisper something into her ear. While she tries to maintain professionalism, no one can ignore this playing out before Carter as he makes his speech. Leave her alone, Biden! Carter laughed it off, after seeing the photos, and said they’re good friends.

A Pinch is a Cinch for Jackie Kennedy

A Pinch is a Cinch for Jackie Kennedy

This is definitely a rare image of the late John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy. There are many photos of former President Kennedy in which he is either in the office or out and about. There are also images of him when he gave his great speech about “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”

John F. Kennedy is without a doubt one of the most iconic presidents the United States of America has ever had. We get a glimpse of a very rare photo of JFK with Jackie Kennedy just seconds after he was elected president.

Hillary Clinton Gives Bill Clinton a Smooch

Hillary Clinton Gives Bill Clinton a Smooch

A kiss could come at any time. Some people like to be kissed, and others do not care so much for kissing. This may be one of those moments where a kiss seems appropriate. There is a festive air about this photo, and the band is dressed in their best duds for the evening.

This photo may have been taken sometime in December or the early part of January. In the photo we have former first Lady Hillary Clinton giving former President of the United States Bill Clinton a kiss. They are attending a dinner party at the White House. Bill Clinton looks like he might have been blushing. Being around all of those people and getting a kiss from your wife could make a person blush.

LBJ and Lady Bird Johnson Cut the Rug

LBJ and Lady Bird Johnson Cut the Rug

Most people remember the circumstances of how Lyndon Johnson became president. It was a very turbulent time for the United States of America. Lyndon Johnson was sworn in on a plane due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The nation was thrown into chaos during this time and many people remember this event and can recall what they were doing and where they were when it happened. Here is a happier time in contrast to the events that occurred just two years before this photo was taken. In this photo, we have President Lyndon Johnson dancing with his wife Lady Bird while they are attending his inaugural ball in Washington, D.C. in 1965.

Ear to Ear, and Cheek to Cheek

Ear to Ear, and Cheek to Cheek

Another festive occasion calls for another kiss. This occasion calls for a lot of kisses. When you become a winner, all sorts of things can happen. Becoming a winner in the public eye makes it all the more better. When Rocky Balboa would win in the Rocky movies, his wife Adrian would plant him the big one, but not before Rocky would utter those super awesome romantic words “Yo Adrian!”

Former President Barack Obama gets cheeky with his wife former First Lady Michelle Obama. This is just the perfect occasion, with Malia in the photo and outside in the freezing cold. This occurred on January 21, 2013, just as Barack Obama obtained the presidency for the second time.

A Little Privacy Please… Gerald and Betty

A Little Privacy Please… Gerald and Betty

Ahh, the seventies. It is time to go back into the time machine. A time of no internet, but a time of love. There were so many love songs released that became hits that it was impossible to listen to your radio without hearing the word “love.” You had a plethora of rock classics released, and a brand new genre of music came along that would ultimately shape the music of the next 40 years, and that was disco.

We have a picture of former President of the United States Gerald Ford and his wife former First Lady Betty Ford having a happy moment in December 1974. Gerald Ford seems like he wants to put his hand up in front of the camera and seems a bit camera shy.

Biden Loves The Older Ladies

Biden Loves The Older Ladies

Some politicians kiss babies, others kiss the elderly. This photo wouldn’t be so creepy if the kiss weren’t on the lips, but it is. We wonder what Obama has to say about Biden’s kissing on the campaign trail, or how about his wife? We’re sure this lady got a thrill of a lifetime, locking lips with a younger man, the Vice President of the United States, no less. We’re wondering, did she ask for a kiss, or did Biden just lay it on her? It seems that he cannot control himself, the kissing monster is on the loose!

More Dancing, and More Kisses

More Dancing, and More Kisses

It seems like the festivities last all day and all night with the Obama family. Here is yet another festive occasion with the former First Lady and the former President of the United States. This is the time for slow dancing and a few fireworks may have been necessary as well. Lip-locking is in order for this occasion.

As you saw earlier, former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were having a loving moment at the January 21, 2013 inauguration. This photo shows the inauguration night as they dance the night away for all of the people at the Commander-In-Chief’s Inaugural Ball.

You Can Feel the Electricity About to Flow

You Can Feel the Electricity About to Flow

It is that time again ladies and gentleman, and that is time to travel back into the time machine again. This is when MTV rocked the nation and video games began to take its place as one of the world’s favorite past time. The nostalgia just hit me, so let me enjoy Thomas Dolby’s She Blinded Me with Science as I digress for a few seconds. Science!

Oh, and let’s not forget all of the synthesized music that ruled the air during this time. This was also a time when the conservative movement came back after the infamous “Day that Disco Died” went into effect. We have former President Ronald Regan and his wife Nancy Regan going in for a smooch sometime during the ’80s.

It’s Time to Rally the Voters Once Again

It’s Time to Rally the Voters Once Again

Have you ever been to a rally of any kind? The main point of a rally is to get people behind your cause. You remember those high school pep rallies in which everyone crowded the gym and cheered the football team on so that they could get that inspiration and support they needed to go onto the football field and get a win? Well, the same thing applies to any type of rally, especially when someone is running for president.

Former President Barack Obama is about to give former First Lady Michelle Obama a hug and a possible kiss at a rally in 2010. The whole family bonding thing works at a presidential rally because it brings people together and it puts a good image out to the public.

Oh No, Joe!

Oh No, Joe!

Seriously now, the man cannot control himself! Here’s Joe Biden, again, locking lips with someone other than his wife. This time it was an usher at a little league game! Talk about inappropriate! While these patrons were excited for a vice presidential appearance, we’re sure no one wanted to witness this go down in the crowd. The man looking on doesn’t know what to do, and is clearly shocked by the situation unfolding in front of him. Pull him off, man! She can’t breathe!

Anyone Familiar with the Back Hug?

Anyone Familiar with the Back Hug?

I have not really seen the back hug in many years. If you are a product of the ’70s and ’80s, then you are familiar with the back hug. It was everywhere, from television to the movies. Maybe it was just a thing that happened for that period of time. I am sure that the former president and former first lady remember those times as well.

Former President Barack Obama and his wife the former first lady Michelle Obama are having a celebratory moment on stage. This occurred during the election of 2012 where Barack Obama won the presidency for the second time. This was the acceptance speech immediately after the presidency went to him once again.

Is this the Inaugural Ball or Prom Night?

Is this the Inaugural Ball or Prom Night?

This seems like a scene for a movie almost where there is going to be some type of prom night scene. You have gentlemen all decked out in tuxedos and the former President of the United States Barack Obama leaning against former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama back in 2009.

This image occurred in a freight elevator of all places during the Inaugural Ball back on January 20, 2009. This may have been before the dancing and festivities. It’s funny to see the Secret Service guys look away as Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have a public display of affection.

Melania’s Hand Slap Heard Around The World

Melania’s Hand Slap Heard Around The World

There has been controversy surrounding the Trump presidency since Donald Trump stepped foot into the White House this past January. We have seen all types of protest occur and all sorts of movements arising from his conservative views. With all of this going on, it would seem like President Donald Trump needs some love.

Donald Trump arrived in Israel at Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Donald Trump walks in front of the First Lady Melania Trump as he walks down the red carpet. Donald Trump reaches back to grab the hand of his wife, and all of a sudden, Melania slaps his hand away. It is believed that she was being treated like a child since he reached back to grab her hand. It is also believed that PDA is looked down upon in Israel according to body language expert Patti Wood. Wood also believed that Trump is displaying his power: “He wants to be seen as a president. Not as part of a presidential couple.”

Calm Down, Cruz

Calm Down, Cruz

Some presidential hopefuls have a campaign slogan that they like to end their speeches with. Something that concludes their speech and reverberates in the minds of those who listened. But not Ted Cruz. While on the campaign trail, Cruz preferred to end his speeches with a giant, wet smooch on his wife’s lips. It wasn’t a one-time thing. This reoccurring, way over the top kiss scarred the eyes of many and provided material for Jon Stewart and others. In this photo, his wife Heidi was holding their daugher’s hand while it happened. We’re sure she sees this way too often.

The Kiss That Just Missed

The Kiss That Just Missed

Sometimes a kiss can be planted on a person with expert timing. Most of the time a kiss may be on the cheek or lips, but that depends on the people kissing and the situation for which the kiss is given. There are also misses with kisses and they can make for a humorous spot.

The camera person who took this image snapped the photo just a tad too early. Both the former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama almost connect but we cannot tell if they quite made it. This image was taken in 2012 at the White House when the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes were invited to meet POTUS and the First Lady.

“Together They Thrive”

“Together They Thrive”

There comes a time where love is needed, especially in times where a tragedy has occurred. Everything comes into perspective as lives are lost, and telling a loved one that you love them can go a long way. During the Obama administration, the nation was involved in several violent acts that involved several shootings that impacted our nation as a whole.

We have an image of former President Barack Obama giving a kiss to his wife the former First Lady Michelle Obama. They were at a speech event titled “Together We Thrive: Tucson and America.” This event honored the shooting victims from January 8th, 2011 where there was a shooting on the University of Arizona Campus.

A Little Affection at Work

A Little Affection at Work

Many places of employment do not allow for couples to smooch and do all of that mushy stuff on the job. For some reason, it is believed that work should only be restricted to work, and playtime should only be restricted to the home. Some people have lost their jobs because of a simple display of affection while being on the job.

Luckily, being the president allows you to work and also get a smooch without getting yourself in any kind of dilemma. Former President Barack Obama stands by former First Lady Michelle Obama while he was getting ready to sign a bill into law. This image was taken at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building November 21, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

Just a Little Bit Closer

Just a Little Bit Closer

The sparks fly once again for former President of the United States Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. Everything seems to go together in the public eye. The event that he was attending was one thing, but then there are photo opportunities abound when a public figure is in the public eye.

Former President Barack Obama takes the time to give, or makes an attempt to give, a kiss to former first lady First Lady Michelle Obama once again. The Obama’s were at an event and Michelle Obama was introducing Barack Obama to a crowd at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Another Campaign, Another PDA

Another Campaign, Another PDA

Doing a campaign must be a challenge within itself. It would more than likely be the equivalent of a performer going on tour across the country. There are many restless days and nights, and imagine signing all of the autographs and meeting many of your fans. Performers get exhausted doing all of these things, and they are not the only ones who endure this type of pressure.

Former President Barack Obama was on the campaign trail in August 2012 and we could all imagine that he was shaking hands and signing autographs. Although he is not an entertainer, he has experienced some of the same things that they experience. His wife holds it all together and it is a great thing to have some affection on the campaign trail.