Obama tear: Did the president cry on the stump? A little, yes.
Obama Sheds Tear During Final Campaign Stop
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Nov. 6 2012 12:10 PM

It Got a Little Dusty at Obama's Final Campaign Stop

President Obama delivered the final stump speech of his campaign last night in Des Moines, Iowa, where photographers covering the event snapped a few shots showing a single tear rolling down the president's cheek.

While some corners of the Internet responded about how you would expect—"Four More Tears" blared the above-the-fold headline that accompanied one of the photos on The Drudge Report; "Obama cries for votes at Iowa rally" declared the Examiner—the president clearly became noticeably more emotional during his trip down memory lane than he normally gets on the stump.


Watch for yourself:

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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