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Does Barack Obama really want to be prezz?


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

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Seeing our president hanging out at podiums in Charlotte and now Denver, his famous competitiveness nowhere to be seen, has left me with a question I wish I didn’t have: Does Barack Obama really want to be president?

His campaign team wants it, yes, and his party, and his wife. But if meeting donors and lawmakers is such a drag, and campaigning such a chore, maybe he’d rather be home in Chicago, spending time with his family and small circle of close friends. At work, only his students would press him for answers. And at parties, he could indulge his kindhearted inclination to seek out the oldest person in the room and settle in to hear his stories.

There are more introverts than you might think in his business, just as in mine, actually; both are chockablock with people who might never speak to anyone without a call list to get through or a notepad in hand.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:40 PM

I have honestly been wondering that for the last couple years. If you look at some of the remarks he made about congress and stuff like that he was clearly getting irritated. I mean would you want to go to work if no one wanted to work with you? Congress is so partisan right now nothing can get done. What is the point of trying to pass a bill if the Repubs just reject it?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

Darnit, Hutton put my thoughts into better words then I could. He's probably just tired of the political fighting that gets nothing done in this country.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

I said the same thing to my boyfriend the other day. We were discussing the debate and how poorly Obama performed. I made the comment that it didn't seem like he really cared whether he won or loss. He just looked so over it. Combine that with some of his other comments and I just think he's tired of it all. JMO.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

View PostHasina, on 05 October 2012 - 04:42 PM, said:

Darnit, Hutton put my thoughts into better words then I could. He's probably just tired of the political fighting that gets nothing done in this country.

Sorry to take away your thunder lol. Here is a like for the thought ;)

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

Well, guess if I were in his shoes and had to deal with a Congress that has only one aim: make me look bad, no matter if the whole country goes to hell, I would continue only for one reason -- I am not a quitter.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:53 PM

I think that with the economy hanging in the balance from unlimited QE, Barack Obama would be wise to get the heck out of office before everyone pins that blame on him. Not only that, but the Iran deal too. I think we're at the era of 1 term presidents. If Romney wins, I bet he will only be in office for 4 years as well before people vote another democrat in.  Sooner or later everyone will realize that the system is not working.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

I don't think he's quitting, he is running for president again after all, it's more like he sees the writing on the wall: it's not gonna get easier.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

I am more curious to see the second debate now. Will it be the same Obama we just saw or will someone splash some cold water in his face and tell him to wake up. And dare I say this...Do you think he just did not even have enough respect for Romney to even give him the time of day? Not to get an evolution debate started, but he looked how many biologists do when they are listening to young earth creationists...they are just so irritated and and unimpressed by the argument they just shake their heads. The rule scientists live by is not to do a live debate with a creationist. Unfortunately for Obama, we have presidential debates and he needs to get in there and get energized.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

Does a sitting president have to run for a second term if he doesn't want the job anymore? Could he just opt out? That would be interesting to see.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:57 PM

He could have, but it's probably way too late now.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

View PostSpid3rCyd3, on 05 October 2012 - 04:53 PM, said:

I think that with the economy hanging in the balance from unlimited QE, Barack Obama would be wise to get the heck out of office before everyone pins that blame on him. Not only that, but the Iran deal too. I think we're at the era of 1 term presidents. If Romney wins, I bet he will only be in office for 4 years as well before people vote another democrat in.  Sooner or later everyone will realize that the system is not working.

I kind of want Romney to win just so I can make jokes and complain about him for the next 4 years...regardless of who get's elected, I do not think it will make much of a difference as far as the economy and Iran goes...Things are not just going to suddenly shape up and sadly I see us going to war with Iran no matter what...

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

View PostSpid3rCyd3, on 05 October 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

Does a sitting president have to run for a second term if he doesn't want the job anymore? Could he just opt out? That would be interesting to see.
Johnson was the last I've heard of to do it.  The rest probably wouldn't dream of it.  I hope Oby crashes and burns again, of course, but I really don't see it making any difference.  This guy will hang on to that office if he has to kill to do it...figuratively speaking, of course.....

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

View PostSpid3rCyd3, on 05 October 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

Does a sitting president have to run for a second term if he doesn't want the job anymore? Could he just opt out? That would be interesting to see.

First off, an incumbent in any political office holds a huge advantage, so it would make sense to just go for it.

Second, not running would cripple the Dems because the Repubs would say "see, their policies do not work."

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:03 PM

View Postand then, on 05 October 2012 - 05:02 PM, said:

Johnson was the last I've heard of to do it.  The rest probably wouldn't dream of it.  I hope Oby crashes and burns again, of course, but I really don't see it making any difference.  This guy will hang on to that office if he has to kill to do it...figuratively speaking, of course.....

That part made me chuckle...

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