The campaign trail provided some interesting photo opportunities Sunday for the Democrats:
If President Barack Obama was looking for a lift in Florida, he got one from Scott Van Duzer.
The 46-year-old, six-foot-three Republican gave Obama a bear hug, raising him off the ground as Obama marveled at the man's strength - and enthusiasm.
Van Duzer owns the Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant where Obama stopped on Sunday during a Florida bus swing. He also runs a foundation that helps collect blood for the ill; he has received White House commendations for his work.
As he entered, Obama admired Van Duzer's biceps, saying "Look at these guns!"
Said Obama: "The guy's just got a big heart, along with big pecs."
Of his embrace, Van Duzer said: "I was overwhelmed when I saw him."
He said Obama had his vote.
In Seaman, Ohio, Vice President Joe Biden cozied up with a female biker during a stop Sunday at Cruisers Diner.
The Associated Press snapped a photo of the vice president sitting behind a female biker while he talked with her and two other male bikers looked on.
According to the campaign, the bikers were part of a group called the “Shadowmen,” but there were no other details on who the female biker was or what sparked the conversation between her and the vice president, because the pool had been escorted out of the diner before the encounter.
A second AP photo showed Biden grabbing the female biker’s shoulders.
When Biden entered the diner, he approached three diners seated at a counter and asked if he they’d lend him one of their motorcycles, according to the pool report.
“Can I borrow one of your bikes? They don’t let me ride anymore,” Biden said.
“Probably not,” Jeff Cook, one of the diners, said.
The vice president responded laughing, “Probably not.”