In light of Barack Obama choking up while addressing a roomful of young campaign volunteers, NewsFeed gets a little misty over other instances of males showing their emotions.
The U.S. President has been accused of being aloof, arrogant, emotionless — in a word, Spock-like. That opinion may now need to be revised. At the start of the week, he got teary during a campaign rally in Iowa; then on Wednesday, the day after he won re-election, he really let his feelings get the better of him. Addressing a group of young staffers at his Chicago headquarters, Obama told them about his work in the city as a community organizer, before saying they’ll go on to do “amazing things” in their lives. The President explained how he believed the work he had now accomplished “had come full circle,” before wiping away tears when telling the enthralled audience that he’s proud of the work they’ve done.
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