Destination 270

SMU Students Analyze the 2012 Presidential Election

Emotional Obama

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At Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago on Wednesday, the President got a little teary-eyed.

Addressing his young staff, he recollected his experiences as a community staffer in Chicago, saying “It’s not that you remind me of myself; it’s that you’re so much better than I was.”

I appreciate moments like these–the public gets a glimpse at the personal side of our Commander-in-Chief. While so many speeches are manufactured to feel personal, this moment’s emotion is actually palpable in watching the video. This emotional Obama is in stark contrast to the distant, almost cold President we saw in the first debate of election season. Presidential elections consist of so much effort that winning one moves one literally to tears.

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