I know this sounds crazy.
I know it goes completely against the grain of mainstream political opinion.
I know you probably haven’t heard this anywhere else before.
But I don’t think Barack Obama will be on the Democratic ballot as a candidate for re-election to the presidency.
And I know he’s not going to win a second term.
Just look at the way he is already second-guessing his announcement to run again.
In an interview that aired on the “Today” show earlier this week, he said this: “There are days where I say that one term is enough.”
Aside from the typically lousy syntax – “days where” – why would a sitting president who has already announced his determination to seek re-election be musing about not running?
I think he is reconsidering.
I think he knows he has no chance to win because of what he has done to the economy.
I think deep down in his heart he knows he has no record on which to run again.
Think about it. What are his accomplishments? Obamacare? Two-thirds of Americans want it repealed.
What are Americans going to say when asked the question, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” You can almost hear the resounding chorus of “no.”
I can’t recall a presidential election in my lifetime in which I was more certain the incumbent had no chance to win. It’s one of the safest bets you can make. I don’t know about you, but I’m literally making important plans around real change taking place in 2013.
Listen to what else he had to say in that “Today” interview:
- His family is not “invested” in him being president and would be fine with him not seeking re-election.
- “Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, ‘You know, guys, I want to do something different,’ they’d be fine. They’re not invested in daddy being president or my husband being president.”
- He says his wife would be the first one to encourage him to do something “a little less stressful” if she no longer thought that what they were doing was worthwhile for the country.
Do you understand what Obama is doing here?
It’s so obvious, I think most people are missing it.
He’s making excuses for not running: He really doesn’t need it. It’s a tough job full of personal sacrifice.
Whom is this guy kidding? He plays golf twice a week. He’s had more vacations in two years than most Americans take in a lifetime. He’s pampered like royalty. I mean, how hard is it to make wrong decisions every day without personal consequences or media accountability?
I think he’s done.
I think he’s had it.
I think ultimately he’s going to find a reason not to run.
If I smell blood in the water, I wonder why no Democrats do.
Let’s face it – 2012 is shaping up to be a Republican sweep that will make 2010 look like a warm-up act.
Would you want to lead your party into that? Or would you be inclined to step aside gracefully and let someone else take a stab at salvaging the White House and maybe the Senate?
It will only take one good scandal for this guy to fall.
So far, with the media’s aid and comfort, he has been successful at turning aside one obvious disqualifier for a second term. By producing a phony birth certificate – even one that affirms he is not constitutionally eligible as a “natural born citizen” – he has managed to convince 99.9 percent of the media that he passes the test. Yet, I suspect Americans are far less charitable and gullible.
Yet, all it would take is for one state to recognize that – real or fraudulent – the document he released affirms he does not meet the requirements of a “natural born citizen.” In fact, he is a walking, talking, breathing example of what a “natural born citizen” is not – complete with the dual loyalties the founders feared. Will there be one state with the courage to say “the emperor has no qualifications”?
After all, wherever he was born, he is not the child of two U.S. citizens – not even close.
He claims to be the birth son of an African visiting student and the adoptive son of an Indonesian citizen.
And now he has offered up a contrived long-form birth certificate to “prove” he was born in the USA, which makes no difference constitutionally, as the Senate found when it put John McCain to the eligibility test in 2008.
Why won’t the Republicans challenge him on this? I think the answer is obvious. They want to run against Obama.