Obama: 2008 Iowa Caucus win 'favorite night of my entire political career'
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Former President Obama says his victory in the 2008 Iowa Caucus, paving his way to securing the Democratic presidential nomination, was the highlight of his time in public office.

"That’s my favorite night of my entire political career," Obama told his former staffer Chris Liddell-Westefeld in the Wednesday interview with Crooked Media, which was founded by former Obama administration officials. 

"To me, that was a more powerful night than the night I was elected president," added Obama, who was a senator from Illinois at the time.


Then-New York Sen. Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMissing piece to the Ukraine puzzle: State Department's overture to Rudy Giuliani On The Money: Trump downplays urgency of China trade talks | Chinese negotiators cut US trip short in new setback | Trump sanctions Iran's national bank | Survey finds Pennsylvania, Wisconsin lost the most factory jobs in past year Meghan McCain, Ana Navarro get heated over whistleblower debate MORE (D) had significantly more name recognition than Obama heading into the 2008 White House race, but he eventually became the first African-American to secure a major party's nomination and then the White House, serving two terms.

Obama's comments come as his approaches the one-year mark since leaving office. 

The former commander in chief has kept a public profile since leaving office, devoting much of his time to the launch of the Obama Foundation. 

Obama gave his first interview since leaving office in September to Britain's Prince Harry. 

The interview was aired in December and featured the former president issuing a warning on social media use, which many have perceived as to be a veiled criticism of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE

"One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases," Obama said. 

"The question has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn't lead to a Balkanization of society and allows ways of finding common ground."