President Obama Surprises Campaign Volunteers With Doughnuts


By: Jonathan Lehman/Meredith Ganzman

Barack Obama: former United States president, current American statesman and … breakfast delivery guy?

Obama, on the campaign trail stumping for Democratic candidates in Tuesday’s midterm elections, made an appearance Monday morning at a volunteer canvassing headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia -- with a big box of local apple cider donuts in tow.

Obama showed up on behalf of Sen. Tim Kaine, the former vice-presidential candidate who is running for re-election to the Senate, and Virginia State Senator Jennifer Wexton, who is challenging Barbara Comstock for a seat in the House of Representatives.

He received raucous applause (or was that just for the pastries?). In turn, the 44th president, himself at one time a local organizer, applauded the volunteers for their hard work. He told the assembled group: "You remind me of me when I was your age."

“To have some people who are young at heart that you’re joining up with,” Obama said, “who are excited for the first time in a long time and are investing in making their country better, what’s more inspiring than that.”