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Hastings to Obama: "Do you want me to kiss your ring?"

Barack Obama made a special guest appearance on the House floor today, and among those greeting him was Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, a Hillary Clinton backer.

"I said 'Do you want me to kiss your ring now or when you come to Florida?' " Hastings said.
Obama told Hastings there was no rush.

"I told him, 'I will take my time and you do have to come to Florida,' " Hastings said.
Obama also chatted with Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, a supporter who said she feels "the tide is turning.

"I reminded him I'm from Tampa and there's probably more support for him there than anywhere..." she said.