Obama Sheds Tear During Final Campaign Stop

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
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.

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

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