A man confident of his place in history would not need to talk about himself for nearly an hour defending his legacy. Barack Obama gave a longer valedictory address than Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton. Theirs both came at twenty minutes or less while Obama droned on for nearly an hour. It was as if he thought he could filibuster history itself, and who can blame him. Barack Obama departs the White House finally realizing that progressives do not bend history, but rather history bends people.