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Old 07-27-2016, 10:08 PM   #436
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10:54 p.m. I’ve never felt this way about a president, so I might as well admit it. Against hideously graceless opposition, in the face of extraordinary odds, facing immense crises, he stayed the course and changed this country. This election is, at its core, about not letting a bigot and a madman take that away from all of us.

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"don't boo. vote."
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God damn this guy's good
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:36 PM   #440
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only Obama can walk out to COBL.

fuckin' love that guy.
Obama could not write Some Might Say in a million years ...

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Gotta love generic Russia-related newspaper/magazine covers.
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Gotta love generic Russia-related newspaper/magazine covers.
Not a lot of people know this, but St Basil's Cathedral is not the Kremlin, and Putin doesn't live in it. Although it would be totally awesome if he did.
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it was glorious.

he makes me want to be a better person.

(which is preposterous and anti-intellectual to say, but also true)
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2016 US Presidential Election Thread Part XI

What an amazing speech. The ending, along with Hillary walking out at the end, hit me hard.
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I have no doubt that 50 years down the line Obama will be remembered as the best president in a generation.
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Seriously, can we just re-elect Obama, and save everyone the headache of arguing over Hilary and Trump for the next three months?
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:20 PM   #447
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2016 US Presidential Election Thread Part XI

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only Obama can walk out to COBL.

fuckin' love that guy.

I remember hearing him walk out to that song when I was 14 years old and my dad took me to a rally of his in Austin very early in his campaign. It was probably my favorite song at the time, and I was hugely inspired by Obama. Definitely an experience I won't forget.

And being 15 and 19 and watching him at two conventions, also with COBL.

Now I'm 23 and it's crazy to think that I've been following this guy's presidential ambitions for more than a decade. And COBL is still one of my favorite songs.

And, as I've expressed before, I'm going to really miss Obama.


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I have no doubt that 50 years down the line Obama will be remembered as the best president in a generation.
I mean, I hope you're wrong because I would love to see consistent improvements, but at this rate you're probably right.
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A big part of how a president will be perceived is how his legacy holds up. I imagine we need to see a term or two before we can draw a full Obama conclusion.

I'm only old enough to have witnessed three presidents, two of which I was consciously aware of. I'll hold my judgement, but I do think Obama has been good.
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I mean, I hope you're wrong because I would love to see consistent improvements, but at this rate you're probably right.

Maybe there will be presidents who will achieve more (which depends on other external factors, eg Congress), but I doubt we will see anyone with Obama's qualities as a statesman in our lifetime. It's just so rare. I am confident we will think of him in half a century like people today think of Kennedy (without the mythical aspect created by the assassination).

I'm really happy that the 7.5 years I've lived in this country have coincided with his term in office.
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