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The Reasons I Love President Barack Obama

Updated on January 9, 2016

He's not afraid to show his emotions

Whilst addressing a conference where he unvileded new restrictions on gun purchases, Barack Obama was visibly moved to tears as he recounted the live lost due to gun crime on the streets of America.

Crying, pausing and thinking, he took on congress and accused it of "constant excuses for inaction" towards tighter gun control laws.

Now I'm not American, but with an average of 90 people a day dying from a gunshot wound (that's excluding those shot lawfully) I absolutely see why it's important to the United States to control guns and ammunition.

Barack Obama was moved to tears whilst discussing his new plans for tighter gun control laws on 5th January 2016.
Barack Obama was moved to tears whilst discussing his new plans for tighter gun control laws on 5th January 2016.

He's a real Family Man

Time and time again we've heard Barack Obama tell us how important it is for him to spend quality time with his family. He makes time every day to have dinner with them - whatever else is going on with the world - and he regularly talks about the importance of family values.

He knows how good nurture can improve families and encourage young people to grow up with good manners and good prospects.

His wife, Michelle, clearly holds the same values. Take a look at some Obama family historical photographs which Michelle Obama released on Pinterest. The two clearly have a great and loving can't fake that.

He loves good music

Barack Obama has shared his Spotify and iPod playlists and it's fair to say he has a great (and broad) taste in music.

Let me, his focus is on classic soul, with music from artistes including Al Green, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. But he's also a fan of jazz, which is shown in his playlist with songs by Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Billie Holiday.

But it's not just soul and Jazz that Mr Obama likes. His eclectic mix includes the Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow and Ludacris.

He takes Climate Change seriously

Whilst some politicians are still in denials, Mr Obama is pushing forward for stronger action on Climate Change.

Present Obama once went wild with Bear Grylls and during the show spoke of his concerns. During the show, he said action on climate change was vital to his presidency:

“I think it will have a more significant impact on the lives of future generations as just about anything. And we’re still a long way from getting it right but it’s something that, working together, I think we can make a difference on.”


He can sing

In case you missed it, Barack Obama can sing, and he has soul. In two videos, we get to hear Obama's voice. My favourite (which can be seen below) is him singing the Blues Brothers classic 'Sweet Home Chicago' alongside a number of legendary musicians including BB King and Mick Jagger.

In January 2012, at a fundraising event in New York, Barack Obama also sang a line from the Al Green Classic 'Let's Stay Together' where we again got to hear the soul.

He's proud of his beliefs

I'm not religious, but I have a lot of respect for someone who's not afraid to show theirs without ramming it down your neck.

As the video above shows, Barack Obama is clearly a Christian and a strong Christian at that. He also has has good moral standing which he regularly expresses during interviews and presentations.

He's got a great sense of humour

One of Barack Obama's most endearing personality traits is his sense of humour, and he's pretty cool with it. Don't take my word for it. Just search Youtube for 'Barack Obama Funny' and decide for yourself.

He's human

From dancing with his wife in front of thousands to swatting flies with his bare hands, Barack Obama has shown us time and time again how human he is.

And before you say he's just playing up to the camera, I'd say that this video shows us a side that just can't be faked.

He publicly destroyed Donald Trump

In 2011, Barack Obama embarrassed Donald Trump during his comedy routine at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner after Trump arrogantly took credit for the release of the President's long-form birth certificate earlier in the week.

It's fair to say I don't like Donald Trump, a man who over half a million British people petitioned their government to have banned from the United Kingdom.

Check out the video of Obama ripping into Trump:


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    • notnym profile imageAUTHOR

      Ritchie Hicks 

      2 years ago from United Kingdom

      In my dreams ;)

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image


      2 years ago from Orange County California

      Maybe, you can convince him to run for UK prime minister in 2017.



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