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[UPDATE And here's a classy response.]
[UPDATE Media Matters goes with "two fingers" and gives a second, non-network video, from a different angle. I have to say, that this year, I'd want to know more about the provenance of it, which Media Matters does not supply.]
Obama gives Hillary the finger. Classy!
Start at 1:20 and wait for 1:23, if you can't bear to listen to the whole thing.
The crowd cheers, too.
Juvenile? I'd say. Passive aggressive? Yeah, I'd call fleeing PA for NC to give Hillary the finger is passive aggressive. More frat boy antics? You bet. Is this petulance what we can look forward to whenever Obama loses? I'm betting yes--because up 'til now, he's had no experience losing. Cue another round of WORM!
NOTE As I said in comments, back in the day, I was taught the option of adjusting my glasses during meetings using the same gesture Obama used here. No accident. Not innocent. If it were, the crowd would't have noticed and cheered.
UPDATE Here's the same video from a slightly different angle. Notice the reaction from the woman in red to the left, over Obama's shoulder, as she laughs and turns to explain to her neighbor.
As Riverdaughter says, he just can't stop himself. Its not just that he's not ready; he's out of control. Before, I've always felt that he wasn't the best Democratic candidate, not by a long shot, but he didn't worry me. This worries me. Please, can I have a return to the battles of the 90s?
UPDATE Jeralyn says it's nothing, positing that (1) Obama's not dumb, and (2) that he knows the camera's are on him, ironically mirroring Hillary's explanation on Bosnia. I guess, to me, not being dumb doesn't preclude arrogance; and then there's the crowd reaction.