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October 25th, 2012
03:33 PM ET

Only in America: Back row photobomb

On Wednesday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to bring into focus the unintentional images so often caught in the background of snapped pics.

With so many photo ops. coming on the campaign trail, it's perhaps the one element of a political race that neither the candidate, or his staff, can completely control.

Reviewing the phenomenon that's since been dubbed the "photobomb," Morgan shows some pictures, and shares some examples:

"Here's the president and First Lady in the stands, completely, blissfully unaware that the guy staring into the camera is stealing the show," points out the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "Or how about this shot from the second presidential debate: Josh Romney giving Obama a menacing death ray stare."

But while the assortment of options are seemingly unlimited, Morgan thinks he's secured the shot to be dubbed "the best political photo bomb of all time."

Popping the pic. up on-screen, Morgan sets the scene, which took place in Florida as Barack Obama spoke at a tennis center in Delray Beach:

"The president sitting with children from the Daughter of Zion Jr. Academy. It all seems standard fare, until you notice the back row."

And there, in the aforementioned back row, is a young boy, planting a sweet little smooch on the cheek of the little girl to his left:

"We witness one of the great budding romances in history, a little boy seizing the moment to kiss his sweetheart," Morgan details.

Noting that the young fellow is "in full Casanova mode," the host proclaimed "this guy knows how to get attention, global attention, as the photo beamed in minutes to all corners of the planet."

"Only in America," he concluded, could a little kid in the back row upstage two grown men, one known for the White House, the other, the penthouse:

"He may not become president, but that kid has got nerves of steel, great sense of timing, and could teach even Donald Trump a think or two about publicity stunts."
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  1. gail jones

    Why don't you ask the question: What does Donald Trump know? I'll bet he knows that Obama used Kenya as his birth-place, so that he (Obama) could get lots of free perks to go to college in America . . . the land of giving. The "level the playing field President" probably made sure that the playing field was tilted HIS way. Yes, I know that Trump is a loose cannon, BUT . . . he has to be "on" to something. Find out, Pierce. I hope that you will be UN-bias enough to find out.

    October 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Elizabeth Ranger

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    October 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Griff.

    "Yes don't tell us again about Romnesia, we're already awake to the Fucuing idiot Muslim Obama!"

    October 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Griff.

    "There are only two kinds of people on this planet, and women will decide whats good for women! Mitt Romney has many women in his family. remember he has five sons. They will also decide what happens after the election."

    October 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      Mitt Romney does not like you.... He thinks you have loose nuts in your head other words a --–.

      October 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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