I don't know who saw this, but it's worth watching. I don't know if I've seen anybody in my adult life-time who better articulates what this country, at its best, aspires to be. It often falls short, and like all things built by humans, it is tainted. Still, Obama has this incredible gift for articulating our best aspirations, and that we have those aspirations means something about who we are. Exceptional? No. I reject that and I've had my fill of nationalism, no matter who's waving the flag. Bold and Remarkable? Always. I embrace that.
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