President Obama’s Farewell Address: Full Video

January 11, 2017 12:37 pm  |  Comments: 2  | Views: 18410
    

President Barack Obama said goodbye to the nation Tuesday night in Chicago, declaring during his powerful farewell speech that he hasn’t abandoned his vision of progressive change but warning that it now comes with a new set of caveats. 

His voice at moments catching with emotion, Obama recounted a presidency that saw setbacks as well as successes. Moving from his achievements in office to the varied challenges facing the country, he addressed a vast range of topics, everything from race relations to climate change to fake news and social bubbles – with nods to Atticus Finch and George Washington along the way. Admitting candidly that political discourse has soured under his watch, Obama demanded that Americans renew efforts at reconciliation.
 
“It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy,” the President said. “To embrace the joyous task we’ve been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours.”
 
It was near the end, though, when he talked of his love for Michelle and his pride in his kids – and the bromance with Biden of course – that things really reached fever pitch among the impassioned crowd, leading to a standing ovation. 

Watch the entire emotional speech here:

2 Comments

  • AS usual President Obama gave a very sentimental and sensitive speech. President Obama, First Lady and the children. I have a little peace of mind knowing he and Michelle will continue to be with everybody as a civilian. I believe we will continue needing his advise and guidance as we have a pessimistic but as the first lady advised for us to continue having faith. I am going to have to dig down deep to have faith after January 20th….

  • Zinat Bhatia says:

    I am from Kenya and emigrated to Canada in Jan 1991. It was always my dream to see a black american as President and when Honourable Obama became President it was the happiest day of my
    life. It’s a pity Presidents are not allowed 3 terms. I was very disappointed to see Hilary Clinton loose
    againt Trump, and have been hoping that the recount of the votes would bring her up, but it didn’t. I wish Honourable Obama a very happy future full of happiness and joy with his spouse and best friend
    Michelle Obama, and was very proud when i heard his family is in Kenya where i come from. With very best wishes.

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