President Obama and First Lady Michelle have brought the presidency to a new level. This is now in jeopardy. Michelle Obama says the American public will miss having a 'grown-up' in the White House. She gave an interview with Oprah Winfrey in which she said “people will come to appreciate” her husband's presidency. She lamented, "Now we're feeling what not having hope feels like.” Her husband knew how to deal with a crisis. "Having a grown-up in the White House, who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, 'Hey, it's gonna be OK. Let's remember the good things that we have. Let's look at the future. Let's look at all the things that we're building." I can envision him on the phone using those very words to the staff in Benghazi.
In spite of his genius for diplomacy, President Obama was a man of the people who was concerned with culture. He explained, “In my first term, I sang Al Green; in my second term, I’m going with Young Jeezy.” My mother’s favorite Jeezy tune was "Ain't No Nigga.” You probably know the words, but in case you don’t here are some: “I keep it fresher than the next bitch no need..for you to ever sweat the next bitch ..with speed.” He also had time for interviews by such luminaries as Pimp with the Limp and GloZell. Sometime the president lamented that he did not get enough rspect. But perhaps his lasting will be the integration of restrooms.