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Does Barack Obama want to be re-elected in 2012?
Telegraph UK ^ | 08/23/2010 | Telegraph UK

Posted on 08/23/2010 5:23:41 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

Few Americans consider themselves bigger than the presidency but Obama might be one of them. The man in the Oval Office, argues Toby Harnden, may already be preparing for a role as a post-president in a post-American world.

When David Plouffe, President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign manager, wrote recently that his former boss was "not concerned with his re-election", there was predictable scepticism.

After all, it has long been a truism that every politician wants to cling to power and a reality that presidential campaigns are planned years in advance. Pronouncements about not looking at polls and concentrating on getting things done are, moreover, standard fare from poll-driven, election-obsessed politicians and their apparatchiks.

In this case, however, Plouffe may inadvertently be onto something. Almost everything Obama does these days suggests that he doesn't care much about being re-elected. Strange as it might seem, perhaps he wants to be a one-term president.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; barackobama; obama; reelected

1 posted on 08/23/2010 5:23:43 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Yeah right.
We can only hope and pray.


2 posted on 08/23/2010 5:25:33 PM PDT by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Once you destroy the country, what else is left to do?
3 posted on 08/23/2010 5:26:56 PM PDT by redshawk (Hey 0Dumbo, I'm scratching my nose too, and not with my index finger!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Search is you friend. This exact story was posted three different times yesterday.


4 posted on 08/23/2010 5:28:31 PM PDT by devane617 (November!)
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To: DeusExMachina05

Well the birthers seem to think that the ground work is being laid for him to bow out so to speak. SO he won’t have to face the birth certificate issue all over again, or a state that has passed a law requiring supporting documentation of a long form BC to get on the ballot.

Remember all it would take is just one state denying him a spot on the ballot.


5 posted on 08/23/2010 5:28:58 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Maybe he DOESN’T Care....Becuase he figures in 2012 he will have created enough chaos and become so powerfull that he can steal the election.....Or he believes his own press and thinks he IS the Chosen One..and he will be re-emaculated...


6 posted on 08/23/2010 5:28:59 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

...too much the stench of all those “eggs” laid by the obamanistas...including the golfing incident....(see tag line)


7 posted on 08/23/2010 5:31:30 PM PDT by spokeshave (Mr. President, no golfball exploded because of your amazing power and strength - you hit a duck egg,)
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To: devane617
Search is you friend. This exact story was posted three different times yesterday.

The "search function" (If you can even call it that...) here at FR is about as useful as tits on a boar hog... right up there with the edit post function.

A 1950's era Russian Inertial Navigation System is more intuitive to use...

8 posted on 08/23/2010 5:31:30 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

.....anyway....its good stuff that needs repeating....


9 posted on 08/23/2010 5:32:48 PM PDT by spokeshave (Mr. President, no golfball exploded because of your amazing power and strength - you hit a duck egg,)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

If Republicans win the House and Senate, it will be much easier for him to win reelection.


10 posted on 08/23/2010 5:37:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: redshawk
Once you destroy the country, what else is left to do?

Become the dictator of Kenya?

11 posted on 08/23/2010 5:42:10 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: redshawk
Once you destroy the country, what else is left to do?

Become the dictator of Kenya?

12 posted on 08/23/2010 5:42:24 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Ol' Sparky

Grand Dragon of the UN?


13 posted on 08/23/2010 5:47:42 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

who cares what he wants...I (we) want him kicked out...the sooner the better!


14 posted on 08/23/2010 5:48:19 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: redshawk

Impose martial law and give the people to islam, so they to can enjoy the prettiest sound on earth, the call to prayer.


15 posted on 08/23/2010 5:49:51 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

He will know when he gets his orders.


16 posted on 08/23/2010 6:07:39 PM PDT by motor_racer (That which you manifest is before you.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Question: "Does Barack Obama want to be re-elected in 2012?"

Response: This question assumes there will be elections in 2012.

17 posted on 08/23/2010 6:15:55 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; ...

Today Neil Cavuto (FNC) said in My view that Obama got so much rammed through congress that he has little reason to run for re-election and risk a loss; not to mention be around when it really blows up (my addition). He can go out being successful, in a way.

I find this a bit hard to believe right now. But you never know.


18 posted on 08/23/2010 6:44:16 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: himno hero
I'm one of those ‘bitter-clingers’ and 0Dumbo will need to pry it from my dead-cold hands.
19 posted on 08/23/2010 7:13:06 PM PDT by redshawk (Hey 0Dumbo, I'm scratching my nose too, and not with my index finger!)
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To: devane617
Search is you friend. This exact story was posted three different times yesterday.

Does it matter really? Look how many people found this one. So it was posted 4 times. Must be a pretty significant story. I wouldn't have searched and found the other three, I just stumbled on this one because it was recent. No harm done, unless you can think of one.

20 posted on 08/23/2010 8:05:35 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

It hardly matters anymore.


21 posted on 08/23/2010 8:21:14 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: sickoflibs

Hard to think like a sociopath. No idea.


22 posted on 08/23/2010 8:26:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson))
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Well, on the other thread with this artice, someone mentioned that he was really aiming at a lucrative post presidency. And really, that's where it's at for Obama.

How much street cred has Obama earned with the Left now that he successfully usurped the presidency and plunged us ever deeper into socialism so that we can be subjugated like the rest of the world by rich socialists?

23 posted on 08/23/2010 10:30:59 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: sickoflibs

I was listening to Cavuto yesterday, too...It actually made perfect sense to me.


24 posted on 08/24/2010 5:24:11 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (I'm never fully dressed without a snark.)
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To: MaggieCarta; stephenjohnbanker
RE:”I was listening to Cavuto yesterday, too...It actually made perfect sense to me

That would be the Lyndon Johnson scenario. He bankrupted the country with Vietnam, the Space race and the Great Society and then didnt run for a second term claiming he needed to use that time to fix the mess he was leaving. Then Nixon got stuck going off the gold standard and leaving Vietnam after getting demonized by liberals over it (VN, they forgot about Johnson fast.) To this day blacks think he was a hero, except the ones that think he was behind JFKs assassination per Oliver Stone.

It is too soon to talk about what will happen in 2012. First I want to see what happens with the tax cuts/increases in January, and the election. And don't forget our Momma Grizzly LOL

25 posted on 08/24/2010 5:46:06 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs
It is too soon to talk about what will happen in 2012. First I want to see what happens with the tax cuts/increases in January, and the election. And don't forget our Momma Grizzly LOL

You betcha!

26 posted on 08/24/2010 5:51:56 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (I'm never fully dressed without a snark.)
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To: MaggieCarta; sickoflibs; DoughtyOne

The 2 biggest political frauds ever perpetrated on the American people. Dukakis was a distant third ;-)


27 posted on 08/24/2010 7:04:57 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson))
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To: stephenjohnbanker

:-) Hope you are having a good day!


28 posted on 08/24/2010 10:27:11 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (I'm never fully dressed without a snark.)
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To: MaggieCarta

You too!


29 posted on 08/24/2010 10:48:20 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson))
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