The Obama Farewell


Eric Schubert, Editor

President Obama leaves the White House tomorrow, after first being elected to the office of the Presidency in 2008. He had his farewell speech about a week ago in his hometown of Chicago, as he prepared to finalize his legacy and Presidential administration.

In his highly emotional speech, he mentioned the inauguration of President – Elect Donald J. Trump, saying “in ten days, the world will witness a hallmark of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power from one freely-elected president to the next.”

Rumors swirled around whether President Obama would be helpful in the Presidential transition, but he ensured that he was committed to being as helpful as possible to the President – Elect.

The speech also focused on him talking about the progress he believes he made over his 8 years as President, which includes economic change as well as social change. President Obama also thanked all those he was close to and all those who helped him over his two terms, including his family and Vice President Joe Biden.

In closing, he nostalgically reminded the world of his old campaign slogan and added some present meaning to it- “Yes we can, yes we did, and yes we can.”

And as the final hours tick down of his administration, I am sure the President is feeling so many emotions as he has to leave his home of the past eight years. His farewell speech was the time when many Americans realized the reality of the situation, and the time that they realized that in less than 24 hours, a new President will be sworn in.