Would you swim in the Gulf water? More importantly did Obama really swim in Gulf waters?
Reality or Perception Management?
Reporters weren't permitted to see the presidential torso splashing about, but the White House posted a photo online that showed him from the shoulder up.
The reason no photo's were allowed of Obama?
Obama joked that the last time he went to the beach without his shirt, pictures of his bare torso turned up on magazine covers. When a reporter joked that was a good thing, Michelle Obama, standing nearby, shook her head and said, smiling, "No, it's not."
So the reason no photographers were allowed? Obama's modesty? Obama's dignity?
Not likely. What was the real reason no photo's of the actual swim were allowed?
Perhaps, because it didn't happen as the White house PR machine want's you to believe.
The White house releases a photo. From the photo one cannot tell where Obama and daughter are actually swimming. There just together in some water, somewhere. But is it Gulf water?
You know water that is contaminated.
Strangely enough all the accompanying photographs or video scenes were taken at Alligator Point, Florida.
The highly anticipated dip was away from the media’s view. The Obamas swam in Saint Andrew Bay off of Alligator Point, technically not the Gulf, according to maps.Therefore Obama may or may not have taken a swim. No photographers allowed.
If he did swim at all, it was in water that is not technically Gulf water.
My conclusion? Fiction. Just another PR stunt. Don't be fooled by it.