Newspaper article MinnPost.com

Obama Reflects -- and Seems to Be Really Reflecting -- on the Race to Succeed Him

Newspaper article MinnPost.com

Obama Reflects -- and Seems to Be Really Reflecting -- on the Race to Succeed Him

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Glenn Thrush of Politico scored a long and interesting interview with President Obama, the full audio of which is posted online. It's 40 minutes long, but if you have the time and like Obama, I recommend it. If you intensely dislike him, that's a long time to listen to him and you should take your blood pressure medication in advance.

I've read, seen and heard many Obama interviews over the past eight years, but I don't believe I've ever heard him this relaxed and reflective. The current news has made him nostalgic for the months he spent as an upstart underdog candidate in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, and he seems to be enjoying those memories.

Obama also comes across as sincere, although you never know what kind of filter a guy like him is able to apply and still seem to be expressing his true thoughts and feelings. …

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