Book Thrown at Obama at Rally, Streaker Busted

Naked man set to collect $1M prize
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2010 4:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – President Obama sought to recapture the spirit of 2008 at a huge rally in Philadelphia yesterday, though flying books and naked men presumably weren't part of that spirit. Somebody threw a book at the president as he spoke, missing narrowly. Both the book and the thrower remain unidentified, Gawker notes. A naked man attempting to claim Internet entrepreneur Alki David's $1 million prize for the first person to streak at an Obama event was later taken away in handcuffs.

David says he'll send the man, who had the name of video-sharing site Battlecam written on his chest, cash as soon as he sees video of the incident. The president appeared unruffled by the disruptions. "Our job is not yet done, and the success of our mission is at stake right now," he told the enthusiastic crowd. "On November 2nd, I need you as fired up as you were in 2008, because we've got a lot of work ahead of us." (Read more President Obama stories.)

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