Rahm Emanuel Likens Obama to Lincoln

Posted: December 4, 2012 in US President
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By Patrick Burke

December 3, 2012

(CNSNews.com) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama,  likened Obama’s values and “ability to see a clear road where everybody just sees fog” to President Abraham Lincoln as depicted in the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie “Lincoln.”

Speaking at Northwestern University on Friday, Emanuel said, “And I think the president’s experience as somebody who was a community organizer on the South Side, dealing with the steel workers who had lost their jobs and lost any possibility of having a job in their industry mid-life, how they were going to retrain, how they were going to get themselves back on their feet and how they were going to value themselves, was a guiding principle for him.”

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