Barack Obama used to love talking about being a "techie." He would would mention e-mail and texting and his old Blackberry. Apparently, the president has met his match with the iPhone. It might just be too much tech for him.
The president had stopped at a campaign office in Port St. Lucie, Fla., to thank volunteers. Then, for the cameras, Mr. Obama was supposed to call two campaign workers who were out working on his behalf.
But when White House trip director Marvin Nicholson handed the president his personal iPhone, Mr. Obama couldn't get it to work. A reporter who witnessed the scene said the president looked "befuddled."
"It's not clear he knows how to dial on an iPhone," the reporter wrote in a pool report.
Obama reassured reporters by saying, "Oh, I got to dial it in. Hold on, hold on. I can do this. See, I still have a BlackBerry."