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President Obama will likely leave office as one of the most successful and poplar presidents in recent memory. His success hasn’t come without failures.

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On Tuesday, during a talk with students at a North Carolina A&T town hall on race and sports, President Obama discussed times that he’s been unsuccessful.

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Obama recounted the fallout from his first presidential debate in his ultimately successful 2012 election race against Republican Mitt Romney.

Obama shared that losing his first campaign for a U.S. congressional seat in 2000 humbled him.

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“What is true about politics that is similar to sports, though, is when you lose, you lose publicly,” he said in an article published on Q. City Metro. “It’s a hard feeling. One of the benefits of defeat is to take some of the vanity out of what it is you’re trying to achieve.”

President Obama Talks Losing At NC A&T Townhall  was originally published on oldschool1053.com