November 9, 2012

Obama Shows, Once Again, That Crying Is for Winners

[…] Obama’s weeping episodes happened first when he was reflecting on his remarkable rise from junior Illinois senator to president of the United States, and then when he was celebrating winning his second term. His tears, then, seemed to be a positive display of humanity and humility in the face of success, rather then an admission of weakness.

The idea that male crying is acceptable in a time of strength but repellent in a moment of weakness holds for men besides Obama and in realms other than the political.

[Video: barackobama.com]

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    Obama Shows, Once Again, That Crying Is for Winners
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    Whatever else you feel about his policies, you have to concede that his candor is at least moving, if not inspiring.
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    Thank you, Mr. President. Hear him talk to his staff.
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  12. rvlhj said: Seriously? Then—than—figure it out!
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    As a person who has knocked on doors, made phone calls calls and organized volunteers for this man, this video means so...