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Obama has young — and unlikely — fan in Lawrence

January 20, 2009

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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.

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Christine Anderson 5 years, 3 months ago

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

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hawkperchedatriverfront 5 years, 3 months ago

I drew pictures while the inaugural parade was going on, pictures of Cheny falling from the wheelchair, Clinton peeking down the Bush twins necklines ( he was too!) Hillary thinking in her mind "god this is horrible" "I would rather be in Arkansas", I had a picture drawn of Hillary in overalls sitting in a rocker in the hills of Arkansas smoking pot. it is a nice drawing. Then there is a drawing of Gore doing a workout with Richard simmons before the inauguration, the better drawing is the one of Laura Bush, without her makeup and she is eating a bagel and drinking herbal tea ,reading National Enquirer to get the real scoop of the event. The best is of George Bush on the airplane doing the Zumba with the stewardess and pilot. It was on automatic pilot, just like his administration.the really private drawing still to be finished is Rumsfeld selling stuff from Gitmo. Come on down to Gitmo and get your waterboards and shackles. On sale all week. Just like the Saturday Night Live skit.

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Marcy McGuffie 5 years, 3 months ago

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

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Marcy McGuffie 5 years, 3 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?

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Erin Graham 5 years, 3 months ago

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

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jengaman 5 years, 3 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.

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jaq 5 years, 3 months ago

Do you guys even bother writing news anymore?

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Marcy McGuffie 5 years, 3 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.

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Confrontation 5 years, 3 months ago

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

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