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86 Ducere Est Servire: THE LEADERSHIP JOURNAL OF DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY poll/162347/americans-give-guns-immigration-reform-low-priority.aspx. 36 Bill Scher, “The Real Reason Obama Didn’t Pass Gun Control.” 37 Ibid. 38 Ibid. 39 David G. Winter, “Philosopher-King or Polarizing Politician? A Personality Profile of Barack Obama,” Political Psychology 32, no. 6 (2011): 1059–81. 40 “Barack Obama’s Interview on KHNL News 8,” KHNL News, February 17, 2008, 41 Michelle Obama, Becoming (New York, NY: Crown, 2018), 378. 42 Jeffery Sikkenga, “‘Yes, We Can’: The Progressive Political Thought of Barack Obama,” in History of American Political Thought, eds. Bryan-Paul Frost and Jeffery Sikkenga, 2nd ed. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019), 885. 43 Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 2006), 67-68. 44 “Transcript: Illinois Senate Candidate Barack Obama,” The Washington Post, WP Company, July 27, 2004, https://www.washingtonpost. com/wp-dyn/articles/A19751-2004Jul27.html. 45 Eric Leake, “Empathizer-in-Chief: The Promotion and Performance of Empathy in the Speeches of Barack Obama,” Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric 6 (2016): 1-14. 46 Julius Lester, “Julius Lester: A President’s Empathy on Full Display at Sandy Hook,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, Concord Monitor, April 22, 2016, 47 “President Obama Speaks at Newtown High School.” 48 “Statement by the President on the School Shooting in Newtown, CT.” 49 “President Obama Speaks at Newtown High School.” 50 Nick Corasaniti, “Pete Buttigieg on Gun Violence: ‘I Was Part of the First Generation That Saw Routine School Shootings’,” The New York Times, July 31, 2019.