What Was Obama Thinking? The College Years

As previously mentioned, Time announced that Barack Obama is its Person of the Year. As part of the coverage, it featured photographer Lisa Jack's college pictures of Barry, which we caption after the jump.

According to Time, Jack asked Obama — then an undergrad at Occidental — to sit for some photographs for her portfolio, which she dug out. She mostly remembers thinking he was pretty cute — and, really, who among us doesn't? — but little else about the shoot. To help job her memory, we channeled the collegiate Obama for what he was really thinking.

What Was Obama Thinking? The College Years

You'd have told him no matter what cheezy pick-up line he was using.

What Was Obama Thinking? The College Years

Guys like that always know you think they're hot.

What Was Obama Thinking? The College Years

And they always think that means you want them. Sometimes it's even true.

What Was Obama Thinking? The College Years

Obama was nothing if not prescient. He owes a debt of gratitude to Clinton and Bush for making it acceptable to have gotten high and run for President.

What Was Obama Thinking? The College Years

I can't say I'm mad Michelle made him quit.

What Was Obama Thinking? The College Years

Damn strategic shadows.

What Was Obama Thinking? The College Years

A little ice will help!

What Was Obama Thinking? The College Years

I think I'd have to see both in order to decide.

What Was Obama Thinking? The College Years

Oh, I think we're about done here.

Obama: The College Years [Time]

Earlier: Obama — Not You — Is The Person Of The Year