Wow — I’d heard that there were Korean Democrats. I just never thought I’d read about one on a Korean website…
Korean-born Ryan Kim recently quit his job at a bank to work around the clock on the Obama campaign, organizing Asian volunteer groups in New York State, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has met Obama about three times during the Democratic campaign.
At a fund raising event in Manhattan on July 9, he was deeply impressed by Obama when the candidate greeted him in Korean, saying, “Anyeong Haseyo (How are you)?”
Kim says Obama “shook hands with each of us. He greeted me in Korean that way, as soon as he heard that my family name is Kim. It was a real surprise to me.”
Okay, I admit it. I shudder a little at the thought of yet another non-Asian throwing out the obligatory Asian language greeting. But then I think back to President Bush’s attempts at speaking Spanish…
Kim also recalled that Obama’s hands were thinner than he had thought, but that he saw the confidence in the candidate that befits the front-runner.
Obama has thin hands? Somebody alert FOX News immediately!