“AP photo of POTUS yesterday- it tugs at my heart strings.”

This post’s title-quote was written by Mira of The Democratic Underground.  It was in reference to the above picture of President Obama walking in the rain.   She goes on to say:

After cancelling his appearance at a morning campaign rally in Orlando, Fla., President Barack Obama walks toward the White House in a driving rain Monday. Obama returned to Washington to monitor preparations for early response to Hurricane Sandy on Monday.

When I take a look at this, and think of the hours, the energy and care extended and the grueling work all the way around, it makes me humble and grateful to our President for his dedication to his obligations to the country and to us.
This photo shows that it is not at all easy, if you take it seriously, no matter how fancy being the President can look at times.
Just sayin’.

Another Democratic Underground commenter said this about the above photo:

Remember President Obama’s convention speech?

He quoted Abe, “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.” 

Or at least he para-quoted part of it, and I completely believe him.

TFC readers, what are your thoughts on the above photo?

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4 responses to ““AP photo of POTUS yesterday- it tugs at my heart strings.”

  1. I agree completely with the sentiments expressed in the article.

    But come on, I don’t like being played, either. I’m sure Obama (or one of his people) could have carried an umbrella, except that the photo wouldn’t have had the same impact.

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  2. mhasegawa

    He probably wanted a few moments alone – as much as he can be alone – before he had to start dealing with giving his phone number out to mayors and governors.

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