Savor the irony. Across America Democrats are fighting voter ID laws tooth and nail as they try to steal the election. Yet even in his home district the failed president has to show proof of his identity.
“I very much appreciate everybody here,” the president said at the early voting site. “It’s good to be home back in the neighborhood.”
But the most famous man in the world still had to prove who he was.
An early voting official looked at the president and smiled: “I need an I.D.”
That was met with laughter, including from Obama, who then joked about his license photo.
He laughs. Then he orders his attorney general to fight voter ID laws across the land. Oddly, he won’t tell anyone who he voted for.
“If it’s bad weather you won’t get wet. Or in Chicago, snowy. But this was really convenient. I can’t tell you who I voted for. But I very much appreciate everybody here. It’s good to be home back in the neighborhood.”
Get used to it. You’ll be back living there in a few months.