Watching the president’s amazing speech last night, I pass along a Hamlet passage that someone tweeted. Hamlet says it about his father but it may be even truer of Barack Obama:
I saw him once; he was a goodly king.
He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.
But I shall not yet say, “Good night, sweet prince.” I suspect he’ll do something significant with his post-presidency as well.