Barack Obama is back, and we need him more than ever. It’s been merely 100 days since he left the scene, but with Trump in office it might as well be years ago since he vacated the White House and took a step away from public life. We can’t have him as president anymore, but we can benefit from his leadership at a time when leadership is lacking and in great demand–particularly when crooks, thugs and scam artists have overtaken the government.
The 44th president emerged from obscurity this past week with a 90-minute forum at the University of Chicago. It was billed as a “conversation on community organizing and civic engagement.”
“So what’s been going on while I’ve been gone?” President Obama asked in a tongue-in-cheek manner.
Where do we begin, Mr. President?
In his talk, Obama discussed his early days as a community organizer, and his future role in developing a new generation of leaders. He also bemoaned the divisions in America, the politicized state of the media, money in politics and political gerrymandering.