Forceful and tearful, Obama says goodbye in emotional speech

CHICAGO (AP) — Conceding disappointments during his presidency yet offering vigorous encouragement for the nation's future, Barack Obama issued an emotional defense Tuesday night of his vision to Americans facing a moment of anxiety and a dramatic change in leadership.

Reflecting on the corrosive recent political campaign, he said, That potential will be realized only if our democracy works.

Soon Obama and his family will exit the national stage, to be replaced by Trump, a man Obama had stridently argued poses a dire threat to the nation's future.

Even as Obama said farewell...
6 Published By - Politics sfgate - 2017.01.11. 03:10
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