Jamie Foxx has never been more amazed than when he watched John McCain do the robot


Sen. John McCain, left, with actor Jamie Foxx in East Hampton, N.Y.. (Nicholas Hunt/Patrick McMullan/Sipa USA)

This post has been updated.

Some context. This weekend, the Night of Legends benefit for the Apollo Theater was held in the Hamptons. Jamie Foxx hosted. Barbra Streisand was there. Paul McCartney was there. Jon Bon Jovi was there. That was to be expected. However, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also were there. And they danced. Here is footage of Christie getting down from the New York Post's Page Six.

Whether the person taking the video was just a bad cinematographer or his camera was not strong enough to withstand the symptoms of capturing the governor's moves remains to be seen. Thankfully, Christie's skills have been captured in HD for posterity elsewhere.

However, Christie's dance moves could not compete with McCain's. Witnessing the former presidential candidate begin to initiate the robot dance left a look on Foxx's face that could be replicated only if Steve Jobs had gone back in time to give 7-year-old Jamie an iPad for his birthday.

Here's a video of the moment, via Vanity Fair. He looks remarkably like a personification of his JibJab likeness from the 2008 presidential campaign.

The Wall Street Journal described the scene.

"Mr. McCain, you want to get up and show us something? Come on everyone, 'McCain! McCain! McCain!' " Mr. Foxx shouted enthusiastically. And then Mr. McCain got up and did a little bit of the robot dance. Later, surrounded by a bevy of lady-fans, Mr. Foxx said that he had a feeling he had to one-up the excitement from last year and Mr. [Colin] Powell. "I saw Chris Christie and he was jamming," said Mr. Foxx, who admitted the act was a tiny bit premeditated. "I looked down at McCain and he was like, 'I can do this.' It's the ones you don't expect. It's the Republicans. Republicans love to dance in the Hamptons."

Source: Digg

In case you forgot about the time that former secretary of state Colin Powell danced with Foxx, here is an Instagram photo to forever commemorate the moment, taken by Questlove.

Jaime Fuller reports on national politics for "The Fix" and Post Politics. She worked previously as an associate editor at the American Prospect, a political magazine based in Washington, D.C.
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