President Obama tangos in Argentina
President Obama just might have a future on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Obama and his wife, Michelle, were at a state dinner in Argentina on Wednesday night, watching a professional dance couple perform.
At the end of the dance, Mora Godoy invited the leader of the first world to tango — and, after initially rejecting the offer, he accepted.
Even better, the president seemed to hold his own on the dance floor, matching his steps to Godoy’s, twirling her, and at one point even coming close to dipping her.
Not that Michelle has anything to worry about — she also danced off to the side with the dance couple’s male counterpart.
Even some television announcers commented on Obama’s agility, complimenting his dance performance in Spanish.
The Argentine anchors also noted the popularity of that specific tango song, stating that it has been used in film several times.
“The image is powerful because of the contrast,” said one male commentator in Spanish. “This is the president of the United States not only dancing the tango, but he’s dancing in that place.”
The place in question, the Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires, is one of the largest cultural centers in the world.
The dance party came as Obama traveled to Argentina on a fence-mending mission. Earlier in the day, Obama held the country up as an emerging world leader worthy of US support, breaking with years of tensions between the two countries.
Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.