The Democratic presidential candidate gets Ellen's vote – for best moves

By Tim Nudd
October 29, 2007 01:40 PM

Video courtesy Warner Bros. Television

Being able to dance isn’t among the job qualifications for president of the United States. But Barack Obama would poll high in that regard.

“You’ve got the moves!” Ellen DeGeneres told the Democratic candidate as he grooved to the music during his introduction on her talk show Monday. “You’re the best dancer so far, of all the presidential candidates.”

“It’s a low bar,” the 46-year-old U.S. Senator replied. “I’m pretty sure I’ve got better moves than Giuliani.”

Boxing might be lower down on his skill set. Obama’s wristwatch fell off when he hit the pink punching bag on the set – a prop that is part of the show’s fundraising efforts for breast-cancer research.