Prom Picture Throwback: Barack Obama (1979)

Have you seen the old throwback photos of your parents at their Prom?  Well this is no different.  I’m not sure what makes this photo so intriguing but it is.  Barack is just one cool bastard.  Here he is, 17 years old, complete with a Lionel Richie-esque fro, and a Hawaian Lei.  1979 seems to have been a good year for our Potus as he gets ready to shut it down at the Punahou School in Hawaii.

Don’t worry this was 10 years before Michelle arrived on the scene.  As I remember their first date was to go see Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, which was released in 1989.  …and ever since then, he’s been doing the right thing!

Picture of Barack Obama posing before his High School promphoto credit: digg