[VIDEO] Raw, Real, Manly: Barack Obama’s Most Emotional Moment

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Cameron Conaway, Executive Editor at The Good Men Project, is a former MMA fighter and an award-winning poet. He is the author of Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet, Bonemeal: Poems and Until You Make the Shore. Conaway is on the Editorial Board at Slavery Today. Follow him on Google+ and on Twitter: @CameronConaway.


  1. Cameron, I have watched this so many times. It is hard to articulate all of the emotions this video stirs in me, but love is definitely one of them. This is manly, and it is human, and it is beautiful. I have always been drawn to men who can show emotion, and connect with others around emotion. I am so proud of Obama–not just politically, because that is not the point of posting this video. I am proud of him for setting this example for boys and men everywhere. He did not set out to do it–he was clearly simply in the moment with his feelings. This spontaneity reveals who Obama is at his core, and in this moment of vulnerability is the most exquisite strength.

  2. Wow. Powerful stuff…thanks for sharing Cameron.

  3. Two things come to mind:
    1. Boehner’s tears
    2. Obama’s exhaustion
    Despite the latter, and in comparison to the former, there’s an empathetic authenticity to what’s he’s expressing: it’s not about him, it’s about gratitude, love, and I’d have to presume, about his girls. They too are the young people in the room.
    Awesome video. The President cries like a man.

  4. I’ve been a follower of Obama from Australia since he was elected in office and this is why he has been re-elected as the President. No smoke screens or hidden agenda’s, just genuine love for his family and the people he leads in this generation of time. :-)

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