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Post an die Präsidententöchter

When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me-about how I’d make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world with all your curiosity and mischief and those smiles that never fail to fill my heart and light up my day. And suddenly, all my big plans for myself didn’t seem so important anymore. I soon found that the greatest joy in my life was the joy I saw in yours. And I realized that my own life wouldn’t count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours. In the end, girls, that’s why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation.

Barack Obama schreibt einen offenen Brief an seine Töchter – das PARADE Magazine veröffentlicht ihn.

„He‚Äôs too much of a good guy“

I think he’s too much of a good guy for the kind of brutality, the skepticism. When you are involved in politics, your life is an open book, and people can come in who don’t necessarily have good intent. I’m pretty private, and like to surround myself with people that I trust and love. In politics you’ve got to open yourself to a lot of different people. There is a possibility that our futures will go that way, even though I want to have kids and travel, spend time with family, and like spending time with friends.

The New Yorker hat ein Interview mit Michelle und Barack Obama aus dem Jahr 1996 ausgegraben, in dem die zukünftige First Lady die obigen Sätze über den zukünftigen Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten sagt. (via kottke)