Obama Looks To History In Campaign Finale

Obama looks to history in campaign finale

PHILADELPHIA, Nov 8, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 08th Nov, 2016 ) - Barack Obama on Monday harnessed history and all of his vaunted oratorical skill in a final campaign push to see Hillary Clinton elected the first woman president of the United States. Obama spent the day campaigning for his first secretary of state, jetting from Michigan to New Hampshire to Pennsylvania. But his last speech before electors cast their ballots to replace him -- before tens of thousands of Democrats in Philadelphia -- indeed felt like a rousing final farewell.

"You gave me a chance" he told the diverse crowd gathered on a chilly night in the City of Brotherly love. "A skinny guy with a funny name." "You bet on me," he said, "I've always had the better odds, because I've always bet on you." This was Clinton's event, but it seemed tailor-made for the 44th president. Obama, critics might say, has never found a problem to which the answer is not a speech. But even his fiercest opponents would acknowledge his rhetorical prowess and his writer's sensibility for history.