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Obama Challenged In Ohio Bar: 'I'll Arm-Wrestle You For Your Vote'

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President Barack Obama's "Betting on America" bus tour brought him to a bar in Amhert, Ohio on Thursday evening, where he chatted and shook hands. According to a pool report, one patron apparently wanted more than just a handshake.

"I'll arm-wrestle you for your vote," one man said to Obama, after noting that the establishment was tuned to Fox News.

"No, I'll play basketball for your vote," the president replied.

Apparently, the president is happy to leave the challenges of physical strength to his wife, Michelle. Earlier this year the First Lady defeated both Ellen Degeneres and Jimmy Fallon in separate push-up contests.

Obama continued his Rust Belt tour on Friday, where he spoke to supporters after the release of somewhat disappointing June jobs numbers. During his speech he conceded that he was "skinny," but said he was also "tough."

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