The scene: a bar in Ohio. President Obama has stopped to enjoy some friendly beers with potential supporters:
Enter patron Jeff Hawks. Hawks pointed to one of the TVs on the wall and told Obama: “You’re in a building that has Fox News on.”
Obama, whose White House has Fox News on nearly continuously, suggested that Hawks could ask to change the channel. “The customer is always right,” the president said.
“I’ll arm wrestle you for your vote,” Hawks told Obama. (Landler’s report was mum on the relative sizes of the two men). The president demurred. “No,” he said, “I’ll play basketball for your vote.” Annnnd…scene. (The president’s busy campaign schedule pulled him away).