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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
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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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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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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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