In case anybody thought Obama was going to change after leaving the White House, rest assured, he’s still as humble as ever:
Former President Barack Obama talked about his future plans for his post-presidency life at a conference Sunday in Japan, addressing how he might shape “a million” new, young leaders in his mold.
The wide-ranging discussion repeatedly touched on the Obama Foundation’s efforts to engage the digital space to help young people in the U.S. and across the world get connected.
“If I could do that effectively, then — you know — I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas,” Obama said. “Or, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.”
It’s a good thing that didn’t occur to him a few years ago or taxpayers might have been stuck with a million Solyndras.
Coming from the legendary Divider-in-Chief, this is another doozy:
“One of the things we’re going to be spending time on, through the Foundation, is finding ways in which we can study this phenomenon of social media and the Internet to see are there ways in which we can bring people from different perspectives to start having a more civil debate and listen to each other more carefully,” Obama said.
Step one to bringing people with different perspectives together for more civil debate? Getting in their faces and arguing with them:
Obama wants to have so many different perspectives that he wishes he could clone himself a million times over. You can’t make this stuff up.