The POTUS addressed Morehouse College’s commencement ceremony and was and was also bestowed an honorary degree to the historic college during the midst of? a torrential thunderstorm earlier this morning in Atlanta (May 19, 2013).
Family members shielded themselves with plastic and there were a lot a drenched graduates but Obama got big laughs during his speech.
In recognizing the obvious, Obama said he would join the graduates in the rain if he could, but jokingly said that first lady Michelle Obama would not.
Politics was largely absent during the president?s address, although he made reference to his controversial national health care law while urging graduates who will be going on to medical school to serve the needy.
?Members of the class of 2013, you are the heirs to a great legacy,? he said. ?You have within you the same courage; the same strength; the same resolve as the men who came before you.
President Obama?s commencement speech at Morehouse marked the first time a sitting president has delivered a commencement address in Georgia since 1938, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at the University of Georgia.
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