History’s Not Done With Barack Obama

In the tumult of processing last week’s election, someone at church asked me Sunday morning who in the world could be the next Martin Luther King — the person who takes the lead on the hard road to a more perfect union—and the answer seemed so obvious.

Barack Obama.

He leaves the presidency a relatively young man (hair notwithstanding, he’s just 55), with a stated desire to return to his community organizing roots and tackle the gerrymandering that distorts our voting like some fun house mirror. That’s noble.

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