Obama's Legacy


Did this thread recur cos it's in the news today that Trump as overtaken Obama as the most admired man?
If not, then it may interest you to learn that Trump has overtaken Obama as the most admired man.

Trump overtakes Obama in Gallup most admired man poll​

WASHINGTON (Gray News) - For the first time in 12 years, former President Barack Obama isn’t the most admired man in America, according to a Gallup poll.
President Donald Trump has overtaken his predecessor for the first time in 2020 after tying Obama in the previous year. Trump was named 18% of the time while Obama was mentioned by 15% of respondents.
Obama’s 12-year run as the most admired man tied former President Dwight Eisenhower for the most ever.
President-elect Joe Biden finished third, while National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci was fourth. Pope Francis finished fifth.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama was named most admired woman for the third year in a row, remaining ahead of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. First lady Melania Trump was third, with Oprah Winfrey in fourth.
Evangelist Billy Graham has the most top 10 finishes among men with 61, while Queen Elizabeth II has received the distinction 52 times.
Gallup polled 1,018 American adults during the first 17 days of December to get its results.02

Queen Elizabeth has received the distinction 52 times? What? What did she ever do? I actually don't have anything particular against her.... but what's she done that's admirable? Triumphed over adversity... lived a good life, helped people, what? I know she's had a tough year, it's never nice to find out that your son is a paedo (well, I haven't got a son but I assume not) but it doesn't make her admirable does it?
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I'm thinking the strategy team wasn't keen on wasting slots on Fatboy Slim and Joe Cocker, but you have to give in to the prez once in awhile.


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A strange relic of the Obama years:

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"Of riots and rotting food" Part of my reason for supporting Barack Obama. He's a man FOR the people and OF the people. Scene from "Man in the Iron Mask" Yes, it's a movie, but it's a powerful scene.. and relevant to our current politics. GO OBAMA!!


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Discussing his parents, he breaks down. Between deep breaths, he says: “I’m just — sort of — piecing this together.” For that we have Obama to thank. It was on a series of lockdown Zoom calls with the former president that Starmer first began to understand the power of his own story. It is one that most people in the Labour Party and Britain are still to learn. We should be grateful that he realised that he could not tell it himself.