A voter in Amherst, Ohio, offered to arm-wrestle President Obama in exchange for his vote.

The president responded he'd prefer a basketball game, according to a White House pool report.


Obama was in Ohio wrapping up day one of a two-day bus tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania, two important swing states in the election.

He stopped by Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant Thursday evening with Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D).

Obama spoke to several patrons and one, Jeff Hawks, had an unusual offer for the president.

"I'll arm-wrestle you for your vote," Hawks said to Obama, according to the pool report from the event.

"No, I'll play basketball for your vote," Obama replied.

There ended up being no face-off. Obama spent about an hour at the pub, talking with people and drinking a Bud Light.

Obama spent Thursday night in Akron, Ohio. His bus tour resumes Friday in Pennsylvania, including a stop in Pittsburgh.