Many have considered President Barack Obama to be the first “rock star” politician since John F. Kennedy. His rallies in 2008 attracted thousands of squealing young people, something Hillary Clinton could only dream of doing.
Obama has spent the last several months of his second term in office hanging out with as many celebrities and actual rock stars as possible, perhaps because he considers himself one of them.
It’s no secret that Obama has a rather high opinion of himself, having once said: “I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it.” His preferred way of celebriting holidays and special occasions is to post photos of himself on social media.
According to an article published in the New Yorker, the president was very pleased with the reception he received several weeks ago while campaigning for Hillary — who would go on to lose, again — and even compared himself favorably to one of the greatest rock legends of all time.
In a passage about Obama’s visit to Charlotte, N.C., days before the election, author David Remnick writes [emphasis added]:
On the way out of the pavilion, Obama signed a few books, posed for some pictures, and seemed distinctly pleased with the way things were going. “I’m like Mick Jagger,” he said. “I’m old, I’m gray, but people still turn out.”
It’s hardly the first time Obama has compared himself to one of the all-time greats. He once casually noted the similarities between himself and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers during an interview with GQ magazine.
Obama has also compared himself favorably to former presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt.
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