I have to say it: On this sort of thing, Obama and I must part. The only person who should be crying in this whole president business is Romney. Romney crying would be satisfying; Obama crying makes things so awkward. One should strive to be a philosopher, and a true philosopher masters and manages their emotions and presents to all occasions, to all challenges in life the same knowing eye. Recall what that Roman politician was told when seen wailing uncontrollably for the death of a friend or relative: Man, where is thy philosophy? Meaning, it's as if you never knew this would eventually happen to you, as if you never prepared for the worst. All of this time, you were not building a philosophy. And now you just cry. How ridiculous of you.