Before He Became President, He Reviewed Food

Submitted by: eugenius 8 years ago in Misc

An short video clip from 2001 of Barack when he used to be on a local TV show, reviewing Chicago restaurants.
There are 81 comments:
Female 609
WOOOOOOOOO OBAMAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
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Male 7,378
i think he was an OK reviewer but will be an excellent president. it`ll be nice to have a president who can pronounce the word "nuclear" for a change
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Female 710
Obama sure does love pie.
But who couldn`t love pie?
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Female 357
Ooo check please. That`s a good show... that`s on PBS. We got some good poop up here in Chicago
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Female 553
I love Check, Please! I do end up going where they recommend. I think it`s hilarious that Obama is talking about pie again.
Pie!
Pie!
Pie! lmao!
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Female 1,516
Check Please? I think I used to watch this show... it really seems familiar.
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Female 1,653
I can see him doing that...
Gourmet cuisine?
Yes We Can!

lmao

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Male 1,244
I remember him when he was a kid on Smart Guy!


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Male 2,510
well who would want a leader that can`t tell you where do get a fine rib roast?

I know i sure as hell would`nt!

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Male 1,244
I remember him when he was a kid on Smart Guy!


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Male 2,313
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"Yup, he`s totally qualified to run the country."

Yah, because an average C student who used to be a cheerleader and has done cocaine is totally qualified as well"

I never said nor do I think Bush was qualified, and I`m pretty sure Obama has admitted to using cocaine as well, so f*ck off.

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Male 1
Just an FYI from somebody that lives in Chicago. Check Please is a PBS show that uses regular Chicago residents to review their local/favorite restaurants, none of the reviewers are professional food critics. Obama was not the host, he was just one of the reviewers on one of the shows back in 2001. The host in the clip is the women in the red dress to Obama`s right asking him how he liked the food.
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Male 650
I bet his ex-co-workers are now like

HOLY SH*T I KNOW THAT GUY!!

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Male 162
it also what.... IT ALSO WHAT!!!????? I CAN`T LIVE WITHOUT KNOWING *bang*
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Female 1,264
Hey! I know that guy from television!
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Male 147
WTH xDD
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Female 1,496
That`s where he should have stayed. A smoker reviewing the food. Right. Smoking ruins your sense of taste.
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Male 24
Now that`s pro. =D
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Male 493
I`m hungry.
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Male 1,557
He just seems like such a genuinely nice and cool laid back guy, even when he`s not doing it for votes.
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Male 120
...seriously america, food critic to president, what next, an inbred white supremest neo nazi eskimo as president?
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Female 475
"He does this much better than being president"

O.o what? hes not president till like the 20th.

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Male 32
I hope that xtreme_dude isn`t serious.

"He does this much better than being president"


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Male 1,598
These past seven years must have been QUITE an interesting journey for Obama. How exactly does one go from TV food critic to President of the United States?
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Male 166
is it me or does he look really out of place?.... how the hell did I get here? and why are these people asking me these questions about food?
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Male 3,631
Go Saviourman, GO!
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Female 960
Right, dude, because he`s already tried his hand at being president. -eyeroll-
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Male 1,371
He does this much better than being president
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Female 646
Awesome guy.
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Male 524
Wow, that`s awesome lol. It`s amazing what people do before they become famous worldwide.
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Male 502
"So, we want another idiot to run the world`s only superpower?"

Seriously, some people around here are nothing beyond drating retarded... or Republicans

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Female 836
Just makes me like him even more. Let`s see, we had a sleaze for eight years, then a doofus... how about a regular guy for a freakin` change? He isn`t busy feeling up every chick in town and he isn`t constantly covering up his stupidity.

My prediction? First decent president since Reagan.

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Male 907
"This is five years after he was elected to the Illinois State Legislature... But his bio does give hope that anyone can do what he has achieved. And that is a good thing."

So, we want another idiot to run the world`s only superpower?

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Male 3,310
He called them pan cakes. What a tard
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Female 876
Oh my God I love him. XD
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Male 1,256
"Those Johnny Cakes`ll get ya!"

It`s about time we had a president who stands behind Peach Cobbler in the face of those decietful and immoral Johnny Cakes.

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Male 268
whoa, he looks stoned
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Male 502
"he just comes across so down to earth and honest, and yet at the same time smart and level headed."

Bush 41 went to a grocery store once and was amazed that lasers could scan UPC codes. Bush 43 is a bigger idiot than his dad. A guy who can talk about food intelligently (more than jelly beans and brocoli).. yes he can be my president.

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Male 9,306
I want to be a food reviewer too...looks like an awesome job.
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Male 254
ive got to admit this honestly makes me respect him more.

he just comes across so down to earth and honest, and yet at the same time smart and level headed.

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Male 353
Bush is an embarassment.. That is why he has been in hiding lately.. Reporters are asking Obama what to do about the Gaza thing... He is not the president... Where in the drat is the president?
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Male 1,788
"Yup, he`s totally qualified to run the country."

Yah, because an average C student who used to be a cheerleader and has done cocaine is totally qualified as well.

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Male 1,788
"Unfortunately with a country as large and powerful as the US, you have to wait till it occurs before doing anything."

No....that`s what intelligence is supposed to be for. While I agree 9/11 wasn`t the president`s fault, as the head of government, it`s part his job to get blamed.

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Male 353
"conspiracy theory argument?"

Missed that argument. But I do see someone defending a an idiot who found his way to the White House. There`s your conspriacy. LOLZ

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Female 15,763
Hahaha, famous and important people always have the funniest backgrounds.
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Male 372
How did a video review for food result in a conspiracy theory argument? very disappointing IAB... very disappointing

also: lol @ volcom

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Male 503
some1 out there just new that one day this would be a worthy youtube post lol
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Male 1,404
I guess it`s good to know he has some sort of back up job.
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Male 230
Like what Charlie said...

I think we need a Department of Immagination. The U.S. had the intelligence that 9/11 was coming. We just did not have the immagination to stop it. Yet in hindsight, it is so obvious how 9/11 could have been prevented. I have flown commercially about 30 times in the last four years. What a pain in the ass. But jet planes and people don`t seem to be flying into buldings much anymore. It is pretty obvious how 9/11 could have been prevented. Hindsight = Immagination, past tense. We failed at that with regards to 9/11. OK, I`m done

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Female 9,478
"Did he ever review Cheesecake factory? I love Chicago`s cheesecake factory."

My dad took me there. It was so good! We took some cheesecake home and my mom hated us for doing it because it was so good.

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Male 502
"Unfortunately with a country as large and powerful as the US, you have to wait till it occurs before doing anything."

That is the problem with U.S. Intelegence. They knew about the "planes project" since at least 1996. In 1994 Ramey Usef told the FBI all it would take was time and money. They did nothing to stop it until 9/12/01. We are always fighting the last war. They said no one could have imagined people flying planes into buildings... becuase they did not believe anyone would be so bold.

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Male 591
How do you know he was there doing that? Last I checked he was visiting other states reading to kids (albeit probably not very easily). Do you know how MANY threats the US gets on a daily basis from radicals? You know what kind of resources would have to go into it to research every one? Unfortunately with a country as large and powerful as the US, you have to wait till it occurs before doing anything.

It`s ok to hate the president, most people do, but many people do it for stupid reasons and made up ones just as this. If you actually look into the presidency, you see how little power it really has. It`s just a figurehead to the entire process, each has checks and balances. The president cant get away with anything unless the Senate AND the House all agree. Its there so one person cant take over. But I guess its easy to blame one person, instead of the 435 house people, or the 100 senate people right? Its easy for you to put the name on one, instead remembering chair person 213.

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Male 254
So we elected a candidate because he speaks with a northern accent unlike the President who speaks with a southern accent.
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Male 502
The irony of this video is that a man who would be President was talking about his favorite dining spots in Chitown one month before 9/11... with no clue (like all of us) of what was to come.

At the same time, the man who was President was in Texas chopping wood, clearing brush and playing golf... After reading a memo titled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike U.S."

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Male 353
He obviously could string a bunch of words together and make them a coherant sentence without a teleprompter back then, and still can... Unlike the current occupant at 1600 Pennsylvainia Ave. I think America is gonna be OK.
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Male 7,378
i think he was an OK reviewer but will be an excellent president. it`ll be nice to have a president who can pronounce the word "nuclear" for a change
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Female 67
Did he ever review Cheesecake factory? I love Chicago`s cheesecake factory.
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Male 56
This is all wrong, i feel insulted and ashamed to come to IAB every day, i hope this site goes bottom up and falls apart for such a travesty that has been commited. The title of the page is so wrong it makes me sick. He isnt president till his inauguration. it should be "Before he was elected president, he reviewed food." Other than that good movie and not serious about the bottom up and falling apart and this site rocks and i hope i acoomplished my real goal of having the many thousands of u waste your time by reading this stupid and purposely drawn out comment. have a good day
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Male 230
"CharlieA, a stereotype for black people is that they looooooooove to eat fried chicken. And drink Kool-Aid. And eat watermelons."

I grew up a northern redneck town where this kind of poo was common place... and worse. drating disgusting.

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Male 451
that cross-eyed lass is disturbing
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Male 1,086
Hmm, I didn`t know this.
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Male 502
bang_ I know... I was asking a racist to STFU
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Male 502
"This proves that even if you start out on the bottom, reviewing restaurants, you can become president of the united states."

This is five years after he was elected to the Illinois State Legislature... But his bio does give hope that anyone can do what he has achieved. And that is a good thing.

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Female 275
CharlieA, a stereotype for black people is that they looooooooove to eat fried chicken. And drink Kool-Aid. And eat watermelons.

Whatever. This show is awesome. It`s Check Please! Found my fav restaurant down in Chinatown from this show. Love it :)

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Male 2,388
Hilarious interview. Hes thinking CROSSEYED!! the whole time truly priceless
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Female 1,578
What is wrong with this? I think its awesome. Why should the president have to have no life? This proves that even if you start out on the bottom, reviewing restaurants, you can become president of the united states.
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Male 502
"He didn`t order the fried chicken? Amazing"

Why is that amazing? Would you care to elaborate?

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Male 1,182
wow we have a bunch of as-sholes on iab
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Male 171
He didn`t order the fried chicken? Amazing
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Male 2,313
Yup, he`s totally qualified to run the country.
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Female 393
ew.
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Male 156
Couldn`t stand his lissssssp.
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Female 1,306
compared to how he talks now, him talking back then is like "jesus christ, get me out of here."
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Male 27
thank god! a human for president
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Male 1,365
Barack, sorry I keep spelling it like the biblical name Barak.
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Male 1,365
She couldn`t keep her eye off of Barak.
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Male 451
that cross-eyed lass is disturbing
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Male 502
What`s up with those glasses?
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Male 868
That is awesome.
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Male 5,970
I love how it just cut of at the end. And that girl with the glasses was scary O.o
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Male 1,620
Link: Before He Became President, He Reviewed Food [Rate Link] - An short video clip from 2001 of Barack when he used to be on a local TV show, reviewing Chicago restaurants.
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