Monday, August 23, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Does Barrack Obama want to be re-elected in 2012?

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 skepticism.

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.

Read the article, it's an interesting analysis.

What do you think about this? Is Obama one and done? Is he too big for the Presidency? Will he go off to be a statesman to the world? Does the world want him?


Gramma 2 Many said...

Or is he positive his corrupt backing will make sure he gets the nod again. Perhaps he knows something we do not.

Hayden said...

Interesting question Chuck, and one worth investigating. It does seem he is not concerned with re-election (although the man can not seem to exit campaign mode -but I think that is the high he gets from adoring crowds), but one must wonder why so? Is it because he feels it is already set in stone or is it because he realizes he was meant to usher in the insane legislation we have seen and the appointment of radical federal judges and then his job is complete --he being set for a life of leisure after his four year term?

Chuck said...

Gramma, good point

Hayden, I have wondered for quite awhile if he sees himself at the UN

MK said...

It's just liberal bluster trying to mask his deep insecurity. He knows they'll kick his dumbass out at the next election so he's just trying to pretend he doesn't want the job. It's killing him on the inside, i can assure you.

"Will he go off to be a statesman to the world? Does the world want him?"

You'll have to pay someone large sums of money to take him. You'll never be rid of him, i guarantee it, long after your next president, he'll be injecting himself into the national debate with some stupidity or other.

Among other things, liberals are like small children after attention, and the easiest thing for them to do is say or do something stupid to draw attention.

Z said...

I don't think the world wants him, not since that fiasco begging Germany to allow him to CAMPAIGN at the Brandenburg Gates, where GERMAN CANDIDATES can't campaign. People see what's happening in America and don't like it..

Yes, I think he's a one-term president; he'll have done his dirty work in bringing our country down and promoting islam and get very highly rewarded.....He'll take what teleprompter engagements (I almost said speaking engagements, but...) he can just for the ego rubs and slink off somewhere with another woman and live the life of Reilly.
"Done, Mr. pay up"

Chuck said...

MK, I wonder if he is setting the stage to exit gracefully. There is a small risk right now that he won't get the Dem nomination let alone get re-elected

Z, I agree that he may not be wanted by the rest of the world. That doesn't keep him from wanting it and thinking the world is sitting around pining for the day he is available to them.

cube said...

I agree with MK's comment. This is the equivalent of the dems seeing the writing on the wall and realizing that THE ONE didn't deliver what he promised.

I think the UN would jump at the chance to make Obama the God Emperor of the World. (It's the UN!!!!) That doesn't mean the rest of the world wants his incompetent ass running anything beyond an ice cream truck.

Chuck said...

Cube, good point. The UN will push him onto the rest of the world. He fits in with a long string of incompetent UN Sec Gens.

Always On Watch said...

In my view and it's pure speculation, BHO wants a position on the U.S. Supreme Court. See the text for the video at the end of this posting that I did in February 2009. Excerpt:

the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society.

And to that extent as radical as people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted...

Chuck said...

AOW, an interesting thought - horrifying but interesting.