Obama Encourages Grads To Remain Hopeful

(Anaheim, CA) -- President Obama hopes college graduates will maintain the hope they have today and not give in to cynicism.
About 40-thousand people attended President Obama's commencement address to the University of California-Irvine Saturday. In it, he outlined many changes students have seen just in the four years they've been attending, and promised they would be the driving force behind bigger and better things. The President urged them not be discouraged, even by those who ignore facts. He used the example of climate change deniers, comparing their words to arguing the moon is made of cheese.
The President's speech came almost 50 years to the day that President Lyndon Johnson dedicated the campus of the school in 1964.
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