It ran 51 minutes, 10 seconds. The late Fidel Castro's orations did run longer. But there was that same cartoonish ethos associated with them.
But what can elicit more giggles is this: Obama referred to himself 75 times. And they call The Donald self-absorbed. Here is the coverage the Drudge Report links to.
Obviously, Obama is having difficulty letting go. He's not alone.
Yale business professor, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, published the breakthrough book on that. It's "The Hero Farewell." Here you can order it from Amazon.
Essentially, those who had the title, power and the large staff then have to go on to being a lot less than that professionally. Sure there will he recognition. The former leader can publish books. There can be a foundation formed.
The media had reported that two-term president Bill Clinton went into an emotional depression.
Former GE chief executive officer, Jack Welch, seems to scramble after retiring. He published books. He tweeted provocative accusations about labor statistics (maybe that was a prototype for the Trump Administration). He established an online business administration training program. But only now he has really landed on his feet as a member of the Trump Administration Transition team.
One wonders if former Fox News head Roger Ailes will try to remain a power broker. And, how? That could be the big media story.
Supposedly the Obamas are remaining inside the beltway because their daughter has to finish high school there. But that seems like an error in post-presidential thinking.
Obama has a better shot at building something new if he left town. It's now Trumpville. Lobbyists are scrambling to decode how the Trump Administration communicates. Members of the media are in the same pickle. There is no space for yesterday's man. To retain power, Obama has to reinvent himself.
The tents are being set up for the Trump show. That's the way it is.
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