1. Why does the media make such a big event out of the showing of emotion?
1. Obama’s tears seem pretty natural to the man, and the moment. If Bush cried too, it was in spite of the chip on his shoulder.
2. Even if he doesn’t speak out on race unless responding to a problem (like Wright or Gates), Obama — through deeds, ceremony and key meetings and events — lives his ties to black history and the black community.
3. Michelle, well in sync with her man, is still his rock.
(caption: U.S. President Barack Obama bows his head as the casket of Dorothy Height passes during her funeral in the National Cathedral in Washington April 29, 2010. Dorothy Height, a longtime leader of the U.S. civil rights movement and the chairwoman of the National Council of Negro Women, died on Tuesday in Washington. She was 98. With Obama from left are first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.)