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Video: President Obama at the Varsity!

Amanda Ozment came to Atlanta to visit her friend Bradley Loomis, and ended up running into President Barack Obama.

Amanda Ozment came to Atlanta to visit her friend Bradley Loomis, and ended up running into President Barack Obama.

To be honest, Amanda Ozment’s trip to Atlanta to visit her friend Bradley Loomis hadn’t started off so great. She lost her wallet in the airport after she arrived. But she figured her trip would end on a high note when she stopped by the Varsity, an Atlanta landmark her dad had learned about on the Travel Channel.

“As we’re finishing eating this gentleman comes by and says, ‘if you’d like to move to our lower seating area the president’s coming by.’ I’m like the president of the United States or the president of the Varsity?”

Turns out, President Barack Obama was on the way, and Ozment’s independent filmmaking career was launched.

Here’s the video she took with her phone:

The video quickly made her a Twitter sensation, and a number of media outlets asked if they could use the clip. She graciously tweeted approval for anyone who wanted to use it.

“I was like, I want to remember this so I pulled out my phone. I was thinking my friends would think this was interesting,” she said. “Before I knew it I’ve got 100 mentions. I was like, oh I guess this is newsworthy!”

After her chance encounter with the president, Ozment headed downtown and ran into “Extra” personality Mario Lopez jogging in Centennial Olympic Park. Then came … you guessed it, the presidential motorcade, ferrying Obama to his fundraising visit to the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

“I’m a good luck charm,” Ozment laughed.

A 27-year-old nanny, she describes herself as politically interested but not a huge partisan. But hey, who wouldn’t think it was cool to stumble into a presidential photo opp?

“It’s been kind of a wild and crazy weekend!” she said.

228 comments Add your comment

liberalefty

June 26th, 2012
12:41 pm

i know someone whose gonna have gas today,lol. the Varsity food is for younger folks. the food is good and greasy.

The Great and Powerful Community Organizer

June 26th, 2012
12:44 pm

With his economic policies, all we can afford is hot dogs.

Brad

June 26th, 2012
12:45 pm

WHO FREAKIN CARES WHAT THIS IDIOT DOES? WHY IS HE BACK IN ATLANTA FOR A 3rd time WASTING TAXPAYER MONEY??? WHY IS HE CAUSING GOOD, HARD WORKING PEOPLE TO BE LATE TO WORK???? GET OUT OF OUR CITY!!

Middle of the Road

June 26th, 2012
12:46 pm

Ahem. Varsity Food is for ALL folks. That said, I sure hope he was ordering for more than one person.

Hillard Crump

June 26th, 2012
12:47 pm

Doesn’t this idiot have better things to do??????

What a joke… even Jimmy Carter is embarrassed by this clown.

coolio

June 26th, 2012
12:51 pm

Brad, please go back to your Klan rally

Jimmy C.

June 26th, 2012
12:51 pm

Hard to believe, but he’s worse than I was!

Agree with Brad

June 26th, 2012
12:53 pm

I’ve got one nerve left and this inexperienced, over inflated, narcissistic, corrupt community organizer is stomping all over it. I’m with you Brad, GET OUT OF OUR CITY AND STAY OUT!!! Downtown right now is a complete mess, people standing on the street corner hoping to catch a glimpse of a man who cares NOTHING for them. I doubt very seriously if the Varisty was even a planned stop. I leave downtown at 4:30 and his happy fundraising arse better be gone by then. Besides, Kim Kardashian is flying in and she’s way more important!!!

Kim K.

June 26th, 2012
12:53 pm

Gee—-I would have been a better President.

Lovingit

June 26th, 2012
12:54 pm

WOW, i love the level of respect shown to this President. I can understand your dislike for his policies, but the man? Lets take a look at this Bush was in the city several times, and while we complained about traffic it wasn’t disrespectful.
Question: I know you all Hate OBAMA CARE, but how many of you don’t have health care and hate OBAMA CARE? If so please explain why? Be specific don’t through out cost unless you have the figures to back it up. I am not interested in who is right, i am just trying to get a better understanding?

Hey coolio

June 26th, 2012
12:56 pm

You jumped on the race card. Please EXPLAIN how Brad’s comment makes him a Klan member? Hmmmm????

Hillard "Cheeseburger" Crump

June 26th, 2012
1:00 pm

hey coolio go back to the crack house.

LoveObama

June 26th, 2012
1:00 pm

Hey idi-ots – Brad, Hilard and Agree – why don’t you get out of Atlanta and move to Arizona, and improve the IQ of both places?

TL

June 26th, 2012
1:02 pm

Brad and the rest of you non-respectful bigots shut the hell up. He’s the president deal with it or take your sorry behinds to another country………

Not Loving it - Lovingit

June 26th, 2012
1:02 pm

You’re only interested in Obamacare? How about the TRILLIONS of dollars in debt we’re in just in the last THREE years? Does Fast and Furious ring a bell? Have you reached counting to 500,000 per MONTH they said job growth would be and never materialized? Have you enjoyed going on any of his or Mooshell’s vacations, to places the rest of us can only dream about yet, we’re paying for? How’s your golf game? Obama’s is fantastic considering he plays more than he works.

Can you honestly say, with 100% certainty, that you had it worse during Bush’s administration? If you say yes, you’re dreaming and don’t know the facts.

Rickster

June 26th, 2012
1:03 pm

If Mitt Romney took that long to order… they’d laugh him out of the place.

The Secret Service advance folks should have done a better job checking out and telling him the menu. But they were probably too busy hanging out at the Cheetah.

Lady D

June 26th, 2012
1:03 pm

Why don’t we keep it real…The REAL IDIOTS are the ones that were in the Whaite House for 8 yrs .screwed everything up .then dumped in in PRESIDENT OBAMA’S LAP and now the Genbiuses expect him to wave a magic wand and make it all better in 1yr..even with congress limiting their vocabulary to one word NO…NO…NO…Most people do not evn have a full understanding of Obama Care…It is like they put him in now they just want to reverse it not based on any facts just plain old, never ending ,hypocritical perjudices… America finally woke up..please don’t go back to sleept

Chris

June 26th, 2012
1:05 pm

So is Romney the answer? I think not!!! Bush messed up this country and he had 8 years to do it not Pres. Obama .

Enough already

June 26th, 2012
1:09 pm

The bottom line is that President Obama has the right to eat anywhere he pleases. He’s not asking any of you for permission or to cover his meal.

liberalefty

June 26th, 2012
1:09 pm

i love how this strong black president make racists howl like fools…lol

liberalefty

June 26th, 2012
1:10 pm

OSAMA is pissed right now…lol

liberalefty

June 26th, 2012
1:11 pm

@brad

its not your city. a lot of us like OBAMA being here..duh

liberalefty

June 26th, 2012
1:13 pm

@loving it

i love that the sight of the black president makes u mad…hehehehehehe and envious

CPJ

June 26th, 2012
1:14 pm

Give it a rest people..what sitting president has NOT visited the Varsity while in office?????

The more shocking thing to me is…how can you order all that food and NOT get any ONION RINGS! :)

ATL Guy

June 26th, 2012
1:17 pm

@ Lady-D … was that even English? So Obama spent more than any other U.S. President (7.2% more than Bush currently) and yet we should give him a pass when there haven’t been ligitimate results!? Nothing was dumped in his “lap”, he took the job knowing the circumstance and made promises with a passive plan that never happened. Thats the Reality & its time people take a stand because its clear we’re going in the wrong direction. I was supportive of Obama years ago, but its obvious he is out of touch. Wonder if all the people unemployed complaining about no jobs will still vote for him? His “Change” message is ironic as that is about to happen come re-election

Back to Blaming Bush

June 26th, 2012
1:18 pm

Who came after Jimmy Carter? – REAGAN. Did Reagan spend any of his time blaming Carter for anything that happened during his administration? Of course not! And you know why? Because Reagan knew what it would take to turn the country around and he focused on that. He didn’t have time to blame Carter for anything. Besides, Reagan was way too much of a gentleman to badmouth anyone.

Now comes Obama, and he has yet to take responsibility for any single thing he has done. He’s even got you people convinced that your lot in life is all Bush’s fault.

No other President in the history of our country has blamed his predecessor as much as Obama has blamed Bush. And you want to know the funny part? What Bush got thrown in his lap was from Clinton. But no one thinks that far back because Obama has got you so brainwashed you don’t know up from down, left from right and unfortunately, right from wrong.

FACTS are a very powerful thing.

Oh and Lady D – proofreading and spellcheck are your friend. Welcome both with open arms.

Seriously Enough Already

June 26th, 2012
1:21 pm

We are covering his meal – what planet did you fly in from?

Chuck in War Town

June 26th, 2012
1:22 pm

Let’s just vote the dumb ass with big ears out of office!!!!!

hogmtn

June 26th, 2012
1:24 pm

If only his mosquito ass could cash his aligator mouth checks . . .

Courtney

June 26th, 2012
1:25 pm

How cool was that?!!!!! I do not always agree with the President but I feel that he is doing the best he can with all the issues we are facing as a nation.

liberalefty

June 26th, 2012
1:25 pm

blaming bushy

DIDNT REAGAN cut and run when over 200 marines got killed in beirut. and he legalized millions of illegals…loil

Nobama

June 26th, 2012
1:25 pm

Did he walk out on his bill here too?

liberalefty

June 26th, 2012
1:26 pm

hogmtn

ask OSAMA the man who made a fool of BUSHY BOY

Nobama

June 26th, 2012
1:26 pm

If I were 1/10th as cool as Obama I’d be the Fonz.

hogmtn

June 26th, 2012
1:27 pm

Did he park the chume wagon in curb service?

Obama12

June 26th, 2012
1:28 pm

If it was up to Brad and the rest of these idiots, there would still be slaves here…The economy is on the rise, our soldiers are out of Iraq, and I dont think Mccain would of done a better job

Tom

June 26th, 2012
1:29 pm

Did he pay this time?

coolio

June 26th, 2012
1:29 pm

I would love to see a video clip of BO actually placing blame on W. Please link it if you can find it, but don’t look too hard – it doesn’t exist. That’s just something all right wing nuts continue to perpetuate. Man, there are some angry, pathetic people on here.

hogmtn

June 26th, 2012
1:30 pm

Hey lefty, put your hands back in your pockets.

Redstate

June 26th, 2012
1:30 pm

Well this is redneck Ga, I dont think ppl here have the intellegience to leave a decent comment

Stupid drives me crazy

June 26th, 2012
1:31 pm

Liberalefty – you’re too ignorant for words.

liberalefty

June 26th, 2012
1:31 pm

coolio

you know they hate OBAMA because of his color when they were hoping the mission to get OSAMA fail…lol…

liberalefty

June 26th, 2012
1:31 pm

@stupid

yet u posted anyway…duh..whites cant stand the truth

liberalefty

June 26th, 2012
1:32 pm

later u angry pathetic racists…

Klan Man

June 26th, 2012
1:33 pm

I just hate black people

liberalefty

June 26th, 2012
1:33 pm

gotta go but its been fun making u angry

Klan Man

June 26th, 2012
1:33 pm

Enter your comments here

liberalefty

June 26th, 2012
1:34 pm

klan man

thats your perogative dude.

Mike

June 26th, 2012
1:35 pm

Hey Redstate, the ppl here dont know how to think for themselves, they listen to their racist radio show like, Linbaugh, Hannity and that other dumb local guy. Pretty much sheep

Stupid drives me crazy

June 26th, 2012
1:36 pm

Liberalefty – you assume too much. Therefore, my previous statement stands – you’re too ignorant for words.