At long last, we can see some emotion in this man whose political stock-in-trade has required him to repress evidence of every human feeling. No Black man who showed his emotions freely could have been elected President. White America would have called him "violent", or "angry," or "biased" or "weak" or even "pathetic" if he'd just acted human. On those rare moments when Obama responded without repressing himself -- saying the Cambridge police acted "stupidly" when they arrested Professor Gates on his own doorstep; mentioning that the murdered Trayvon Martin could have been his son -- he was roundly attacked and forced to equivocate.
Obama is not exactly letting it all hang out these days, but it sure is nice to see a more rounded man than we've glimpsed in the past.
This description rings true to me:
Hillary is sure to evoke every nugget of sexist, agist sewage that lurks in the ugly crevices of our polity.
Those of us who don't warm to Hillary better be ready to have her back against this stuff, even while we critique her policies and political inclinations. If we can't straddle that complexity, we're showing ourselves as unserious about women's equality.
Good luck ladies.