Ahh, I am going to miss having a personable, relatable President that can easily adapt to his surroundings. Now obviously he was coached up on what to make sure he "knew" about Rutgers University. I highly doubt he's drunkenly devoured a fat sandwich before, and something tells me the secret service didn't get away with sneaking him into Olde Queens for a pre-speech cocktail. That said, it was pretty damn impressive hearing him go on and on about Rutgers traditions without sounding like they were completely foreign to them. Maybe it's because I have gotten used to listening to his potential successors fail to go more than 5 minutes on the campaign trail without a "wait...what?!?" moment, but every single time Barack Obama speaks nowadays he sounds more and more like a rational human being. A little bit of sports knowledge. A little bit of history. Some self deprecating humor about his wife. I feel like everyone, including the President of the United States, should have had a beer in their hand for that opening monologue, because there was something inherently inclusive and reminiscent about. Barack Obama may not know the State University of New Jersey from that football-less disgrace for a college in South Orange, but he sounded like he did in delivering a commencement speech that - for once - didn't have people on the verge of yawns. He gave a proper send off to the class of 2016, and reminded us all that by the time 2017 rolls around this whole country is fucked.
Whole speech below...