Obama name-checked democracy 20 times in his farewell speech, more than the last 15 presidents combined

In a 51-minute farewell address from Chicago’s McCormick Place, US president Barack Obama on Jan. 10 thanked his family, called for an end to filter bubbles, and issued a plea for Americans to embrace their citizenship. Vice president Joe Biden also gave a perfectly Joe Biden salute.

Joe pic.twitter.com/osZWHhCSus

— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 11, 2017

Although delivered in front of a lively and massive audience, Obama’s farewell address didn’t have the sweeping oratorical impact...


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