8 years of Obamas in White House and people still can’t believe that presidential tenure of Barack Obama is over. Though, I am an Indian but who can’t admire and praise people like Obamas. They are a total pack of inspiration. And the farewell speech of Barack Obama will make you believe this.
Americans are not the only ones who cried while listening to the speech of Michelle Obama or Barack Obama. I guess whoever heard his speech will get a little bit teary. (Niagara Falls flowing from my eyes, I am a big fan!)
Here are some highlights from farewell speech of Barack Obama:
I can bet, Obamas are what America need. Starting off with thanking everyone, he says:
“My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes that we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight it’s my turn to say thanks.”
Obama asked the American youth to take the legacy ahead and fight for democracy and leave a new “social compact”.
“Our youth, our drive, our diversity and openness, our boundless capacity for risk and reinvention means that the future should be ours. But that potential will only be realized if our democracy works. Only if our politics better reflects the decency of our people. Only if all of us, regardless of party affiliation or particular interests help restore the sense of common purpose that we so badly need right now. And that’s what I want to focus on tonight, the state of our democracy.”
A tearful good bye to everyone:
From his wife, daughter, to the colleague and Vice President, Joe Biden. He thanked everyone in his own way.
“Let me tell you, you’re not the only ones. Michelle… Michelle LaVaughn Robinson of the South Side… for the past 25 years you have not only been my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend. You took on a role you didn’t ask for. And you made it your own with grace and with grit and with style, and good humor. You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. And a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. You have made me proud, and you have made the country proud.”
“Malia and Sasha… under the strangest of circumstances you have become two amazing young women. You are smart and you are beautiful. But more importantly, you are kind and you are thoughtful and you are full of passion. And… you wore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily. Of all that I have done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad.”
“To Joe Biden… the scrappy kid from Scranton…… who became Delaware’s favorite son. You were the first decision I made as a nominee, and it was the best.”
And the way he closed his speech with his 2008 campaign slogan: ‘Yes We Can, Yes We Did, Yes We Can’
Yes, we did.
Yes, we can.
Thank you. God bless you. And may God continue to bless the United States of America. Thank you.”