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Obama has young — and unlikely — fan in Lawrence

January 20, 2009


Young politico's views stray from parents

Three-year-old Tavin Cornum is a strong supporter of President Obama...unlike his parents. Enlarge video

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There was a struggle over the TV remote at the Cornum household Tuesday.

The conflict: Presidential inauguration coverage or any other programming.

Spencer and Nicky Cornum, both lifelong Republicans, opted for the latter. It was their 3-year-old son, Tavi, who chose coverage of Barack Obama taking the oath of office.

“Bak Obama, me love him,” said Tavin, presumed Democrat.

Tavin’s parents say he became an Obama fan during debates before the primary elections, and has been cheering him on ever since.

“He has been consistent the whole time,” said Nicky Cornum, Tavin’s mother. “We thought it was pretty funny.”

Tavin spent Tuesday afternoon drawing pictures of President Obama on the parade route waving to the crowd.

When asked why he likes Barack Obama, Tavin simply said, “Because he’s a good man.”

That makes one fan of Barack Obama in the Cornum household.


Confrontation 9 years, 5 months ago

At least this family looks like it now has a bright future.

Marcy McGuffie 9 years, 5 months ago

What a cute and delightful, light-hearted story! It reminds me of a reverse "Family Ties" where the liberal Keatons somehow end up with hardcore conservative Alex.

jaq 9 years, 5 months ago

Do you guys even bother writing news anymore?

jengaman 9 years, 5 months ago

Well, he doesn't really have a chance now does he..."it's" in the water here!The 3-year old kid said "because he's a good man" - give me a break. This is cute i guess...and lame.

Erin Graham 9 years, 5 months ago

Ohhh... regardless of how I feel about the worthiness of the story or personal political stance, that's pretty adorable.

Marcy McGuffie 9 years, 5 months ago

Wow. Lighten up, people! It amazes me how pessimists can find anything and everything to gripe about. It's a fun human interest story...reputable newspapers have always published human interest pieces. I could tell by the headline that it wouldn't be hard hitting journalism. If you can deduce that and you're not into lighter stories - why click on the article?

Marcy McGuffie 9 years, 5 months ago

Oh - and well said, Erin. My sentiments exactly.

Christine Anderson 9 years, 5 months ago

This is incredibly cute- I mean, he's a three yr. old!

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