Why John Sununu thinks Obama’s walk is ‘phony’

September 28, 2012

In an interview with the New York Times magazine, former New Hampshire governor and Romney surrogate John Sununu explains what he meant when he said President Obama used a Southern accent as "phony as his jaunt." 

Every time you see him climbing up or down stairs, he elevates his arms and does this pumping, trying to look like a well-trained and trim dynamic individual. It’s something he does all the time, particularly when he’s climbing up to a podium to speak or address a crowd. This president understands that he got elected on the basis of style and not substance, and I think he’s trying to preserve style.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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