Sen. Barack Obama danced to James Brown’s "Get Up Offa That Thing" – while the TV screen showed a split screen of Michelle Obama dancing form her appearance on Ellen back in September.
"Let me tell you that Michelle may be a better dancer. But I’m convinced I’m a better dancer than John McCain," Obama joked.
Ellen agreed, "I am too."
The dialogue then went from dancing to the upcoming Halloween holiday as Senator Obama described his daughter’s costume choices this year.
"Sasha, the younger one, is a corpse bride and Malia is gonna be an evil fairy. I’ve got to admit they both look too cute," Senator Obama said yet apparently fonder of scarier costumes, "They’re not scary enough for my taste I want them to have blood dripping."
Obama joked that he thought about bringing out an old pirate costume that he still has in his closet for one of the presidential debates.
Ellen and Senator Obama discussed her ongoing effort to get George Clooney on her show – and Obama assured her jokingly that he was going to appoint Clooney to be Ambassador to the Ellen Show, "We would have you and him sit down without preconditions," he said, and
"resolve any differences you may have."
Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller