Skip to comments.Does Barack Obama want to be re-elected in 2012?
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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It hardly matters anymore.
Hard to think like a sociopath. No idea.
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?
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
The 2 biggest political frauds ever perpetrated on the American people. Dukakis was a distant third ;-)
:-) Hope you are having a good day!