“President Obama is a transcendent figure in American politics. He is forever the symbol that anyone can become President. It’s what makes America a country where literally anything can happen if you work hard enough.
But he has been more than an inspiring symbol. He saved the country from economic ruin, kept the country safe and reminded us always that we—all of us–can do better.
As an African American I couldn’t be prouder of him. As an American I’m glad we’ve had him running things the last eight years. We will miss him!”