People were in tears as Barack Obama delivered his final speech as president from his adopted hometown of Chicago Tuesday night.
“It’s good to be home,”
Obama said as he took the stage at the McCormick Place. “My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight it’s my turn to say thanks. Whether we’ve seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people – in living rooms and schools; at farms and on factory floors; at diners and on distant outposts – are what have kept me honest, kept me inspired, and kept me going.”