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"Yes We Did", Obama ended his presidential journey

With a final call of his campaign mantra, “Yes we can”, Barack Obama, ended his 8 years of presidential journey declaring “Yes we did” to Americans. The world saw yesterday, a very emotional and powerful gesture of an outgoing president towards his countrymen. Barack Obama captured global attention by delivering his farewell speech in his hometown Chicago.

Barack Obama – the son of a Kenyan goat herder and self-called “skinny kid with a funny name” who was declared as one of the best US presidents by his own countrymen, came to say goodbye with an optimistic vision for future. He thanked the people of America for supporting him during his consecutive tenures as POTUS and declared his term of the presidency as the honor of his life.

Mere miles away from the place of victory speech 8 years ago, Obama's parting speech in his hometown of Chicago was a public reflection on the toughs and triumphs, promises kept and promise broken that completed his eight years in the White House.

Barack Obama emerged to supremacy as the country's first African-American president with the message of optimism and ceaseless efforts for the future. For nearly all of the past eight years, it had seemed this night would be one of delight and nostalgia, but it came with an abstemious note, loaded with predictions and warnings about a democracy under siege.

Obama’s final speech as president was as much a word of warning as it was a goodbye. He warned his people that Americans are still in the middle of crafting their country’s history.  Democracies are most at risk, the president said, when their citizens disregard that they’re pursuing a general aim. What he didn’t say, but actually didn’t have to, is that such a united task is in short supply presently.

He also warned Americans to rise above the divisiveness among people of different background including Muslims, immigrants, and different colors. He also encouraged those disheartened by the election of Donald Trump to be hopeful about the future of the country.

"Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, a girl of the Southside," Obama started speaking as the crowd roared and gave FLOTUS a standing ovation. "For the past 25 years, you've been not only my wife and mother of my children, but you've been my best friend."

Barack Obama remained president even behind closed doors: even his closest friends fail to remind moments when Mr. Obama gave way to rousing anger. Emotions have hardly ever tangled the intellectual control of his mind. Unlike Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and so many others ahead of him, he was a president untarnished by any scandal.

Obama ended his 8 years of term and farewell speech with the campaign mantra, “Yes We Can. Yes, We Did. Yes, We Can. Thank you.”

Nazish Islam - a media graduate with an undying love for chai, books, traveling, series shows, sports, hijab, and of course writing.

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