Here's just a couple of examples from his speech when he "spoke about himself".
But I believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for self-reflection. With honesty, regardless of our station or circumstance, we must ask: how well have I applied his lessons in my own life?It is a question I ask myself - as a man and as a President. We know that like South Africa, the United States had to overcome centuries of racial subjugation.Michelle and I are the beneficiaries of that struggle.Read more: Nelson Mandela memorial service: Transcript of President Barack Obama's speech - NY Daily NewsI learned of Mandela and the struggles in this land. It stirred something in me. It woke me up to my responsibilities - to others, and to myself - and set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. And while I will always fall short of Madiba’s example, he makes me want to be better.
But, OK, many Democrats on this forum are big Castro fans I guess so are outraged that Cruz wouldn't shake is hand and showed contempt of Castro. On another thread, I posted I would have preferred if President Obama had kicked Castro in the nuts.
Candidly, I don't know much about Mandela so don't really have much opinion of him one way or the other. If he was a human and civil rights hero, then I certainly would agree he was a hero. Sort of simple really.
How the hell that would make Castro also a civil rights hero is just bizarre to me.