In a speech promoting his Obama Foundation Barack Obama claimed he would love to create a million young Obamas.
Former President Obama said on Sunday that he would like to createÂ “a million youngÂ Barack Obamas” to run the next stage inÂ the “relay race that is human progress,” the Washington ExaminerÂ reported.
Obama reportedly made the comment at a conference in Japan while discussing the Obama Foundationâ€™s work to help young people around the world get connected using the internet.
â€œIf I could do that effectively, then â€” you know â€” I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas,â€ Obama said.Â â€œOr, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.â€
The former president touted the potential that young people have to create change, citing the survivors of the Florida high school shooting who organizedÂ Saturday’s â€œMarch for Our Livesâ€ rally for gun reform, according toÂ the news outlet.
He also said that a lot of today’s problemsÂ are â€œcaused by old men.â€
One million Obamas would make every American event very strenuous. Considering Obama always has injectedÂ himself into every major event we would likely see one million Obamas tripping over each other to insert themselves back into the public discussion.