He captivates me. Every. single. time. A gifted orator and writer, he mesmerizes me. And while I know the tricks and tips he employs, I myself a speaker and writer, I am no less moved. No, the carefully measured words and movements do not diminish their impact. Here’s a snippet of why I believe President Barack Obama was one of the most hated (and celebrated) Presidents in American history:
Suited in his Ivy League education, poetic prose, and hand and hand with his designer-fashioned wife, Obama represented everything America hopes to be: a rags to riches, nobody to somebody success story that landed a fatherless child into the most powerful office in the land. But when destiny manifested, @@he didn’t concern himself with protecting the legacy and prestige of the Office of the President like presidents of past.@@ @@No, he opened it up to the people, declaring that the White House would be “The People’s House.”@@ He invited rappers, spoken word artists, and dined with illegal immigrants. He wore a tiara and declared himself a feminist. Obama’s presidency—as one who was for the people, and of the people, as opposed to above the people—was unprecedented and that was his cardinal sin. @@President Obama, “The People’s Prez,” created a new model for how power should be used, & the old guard couldn’t stand it.@@ His presidency signaled a changing of the guard, making many desperate to change it back.
While today, some claim to want to make America great again, today’s America is perhaps the greatest it’s ever been, and that’s thanks in part to President Barack Obama. I thank him and his entire family for their service and sacrifice.