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What Does Obama’s New Most Popular Tweet Say About Modern Masculinity?

Jesse McDougall

Within 22 minutes of being posted, Barack Obama's "Four more years." tweet, in which he includes a photograph of himself in a loving embrace with the First Lady, became the most popular tweet in history. At the time of this posting it has 758,885 retweets and has been favorited 265,176 times.

Does this tweet, and its overwhelming popularity, signal the coming of a new definition of masculinity? Are the chest-thumping years that ruled G. W. Bush's Presidency finally over?

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