POTUS has every right to get a lil choked up after the hate-filled race he’s just been through. And up in front of his campaign staff at their Chicago headquarters, Barack let his emotions show.
According to The Daily Mail:
The normally stoic Democrat had to repeatedly wipe away tears during the five-and-a-half minute talk that was caught on video and posted to YouTube.
‘I’m really proud of all of you,’ he said.
At one point, his baritone voice went another octave deeper as he got choked up while talking about the parallels between his own story and that of his young campaign operatives.
‘I try to picture myself when i was your age, and I first moved to Chicago at the age of 25, and I had this vague inkling about making a difference I didn’t really know how to do it I didn’t have a structure,’ he said.
‘When I come here and I look at all of you what comes to mind is not that you guys actually remind me of myself its the fact that you are so much better than I was in so many ways- you’re smarter, you’re better organized, you’re more effective.
‘I’m absolutely confident that all of you are going to do just amazing things in your lives. You’re just going to do great things.
‘Your journey is just beginning, you’re just starting and whatever good we do over the next four years will pale in comparison to what you guys end up accomplishing for years and years to come. That’s been my source of hope.’
While the President is known for his soaring oratory skills, which were out in full force on Election Night when he gave his acceptance speech to a crowded convention hall, this talk to his close aides and many recent college graduates was much more personal.
‘Even before last night’s results, I felt that the work I had done in running for office had come full circle because what you guys have done means that the work that I’m doing is important, and I’m really proud of that, and I’m really proud of all of you,’ Obama said.
Perhaps it is the closure of his final political campaign, but something has brought out the emotional side of the 51-year-old President of late.
He was seen wiping away a tear or two at his last campaign rally on Monday night in Des Moines, Iowa. Though the cold temperatures may have had something to do with the showing on Monday, that could certainly not be used as a contributing factor on Wednesday.
We’re gonna let all of the haters talk isht about Barack tearing up.
Do you think he was too emotional?
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