'I Can Haz 2nd Turm?': Obama Pic Goes Viral

Left, right square off in meme joke-off
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2012 8:27 AM CDT
'I Can Haz 2nd Turm?': Obama Pic Goes Viral
A light shines behind President Barack Obama as he speaks during a campaign event at Bayliss Park, Iowa, on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. The magical looking image has gone viral, of course.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – Campaign stump photos may seem like a dry lot, but this pic by the AP's Carolyn Kaster of President Obama at a rally in Iowa is a bit more unusual than most. A perfectly placed outdoor light, an upward camera angle, and a ruffled, robe-like outfit all combine to make it look like Obama had some kind of magic wizard thing going on. This being the age of Buzzfeed and Meme Generator, it didn't take long for the image, with captions superimposed, to go viral, reports MSNBC. Some of the popular ones:

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