A favorite of the celebrity gossip world as well as the Democratic voting base, Sen. Barack Obama took an unusual break from the campaign trail ... to gaze into a crystal ball with talk show host Tyra Banks.
What does he see, Banks asked the charismatic 46-year-old presidential candidate? "I see the White House," he replied, matter-of-factly, on her show.
Barack Obama also made clear that his wife and daughters are extremely particular on where they spend their nights on the campaign trail.
"This isn't a Hilton hotel, is it?" he said his 9-year-old daughter, Malia, will ask, as she keeps up with the news and does not approve of Paris Hilton.
"Parents have to realize, kids want limits, they want structure," he said. "They don't want you to be their best friend. They want you to be parents. If we had more parenting, then the kinds of influences we see on TV don't matter."
Tyra Banks and Barack Obama look into the future.
Barack Obama stressed that it is his wife, Michelle, the disciplinarian in the family, who keeps him in line, even making sure he stays off smoking.
She is also the role model to their two young daughters. Besides Malia, Michelle and Barack Obama are parents of 6-year-old Sasha.
"They know that no one has it more together than their mom," he said, also describing Michelle, 43, as "very strong, tough, self-possessed ... but she is also, I think, a person who feels very deeply."
While he did not reference #1 fan Amber Lee Ettinger in his interview with Banks, Obama was quick to talk about Michelle, who he met in law school.
"I offered to buy her ice cream," he recalled. "So we went to the Baskin-Robbins near my apartment, sat on the curb and ate ice cream."
"So, did you kiss her?" Tyra Banks wondered.
"After the ice cream, I must admit, I did," he said. "And she tasted like chocolate."
THG NOTE: This whole article is so nauseatingly cute, and at the same time absurd, that this celebrity gossip publication is pretty much left speechless.
The couple will be celebrating their 15th anniversary on Wednesday, Tyra Banks told the audience - their crystal anniversary, she said, thus the crystal ball.
Peering into the Illinois senator's iPod, Banks asked what he has on it: Jay-Z, Miles Davis, classical music, along with "some Bach... I got a little salsa, too."
Should there be a future movie about him, Obama said Denzel Washington could play him, though with the way his ears stick out, "It may have to be Will Smith."
Tyra Banks, 33, also took the opportunity of the senator's visit to talk about her brother, which, she pointed out, is something she does not do often.
Capt. Devon Banks is deployed in Afghanistan, she said, before requesting that Obama look directly into the camera and deliver a message to him.
"Devon, we are proud of you," the senator said. "We are grateful for your service. We want to get you back home as soon as possible. I know Tyra is thinking about you all the time, so make sure to send her an e-mail."