WILL OBAMA RUN FOR A SECOND TERM?

About a year ago Obama told Diane Sawyer that he would sooner be a one-term president than a mediocre two-term one.  Now the time to make that decision is at hand.  Obama has just come through 10 days from hell.  He signed off on the debt-crisis only to be savaged by his Liberal allies like the New York  Times who accused him of caving to the Tea Party.  Standard and Poor’s cut the U.S.  credit for the first time In history on Obama’s watch.  The markets tanked and there is no prospect of an economic recovery soon.

What is the problem?  I put it to you this way.  In his very DNA Obama is a conciliator, a compromiser  always seeking common ground.  But that is not how the GOP operates, especially the Tea Party.  They are absolutists.  For them, compromise is a dirty word.  It would seem that Obama does not negotiate well in that atmosphere.

So the question arises.  Is Obama temperamentally suited to be president in a context where conflict trumps compromise?

Secondly, chances are that the GOP will retain their majority in the House of Representatives.  Moreover there is more than a 50-50 chance the GOP will win control of the Senate.  There are many more Democratic seats up for grabsin 2012 than Republican seats.  How could Obama, even if he won re-election govern in that gridlock.  He wants comprehensive immigration reform.  No chance if the GOP controls congress.  Obama would be impotent.  Does he want four years of that?

Thirdly, there are rumours that Michelle Obama is not happy with her life in the White House.

Could Obama turn the torch over the Hillary Clinton?

Will Obama run for a seond term?

What do you think?

8 Comments »

  1. 1
    David Noble Says:

    Obama will run for a second term. At core he’s a narcissistic power-seeking politico. He will not let go until forced by law to do so.

  2. 2
    Tony Kondaks Says:

    It took that imbecil George Bush eight years to add $6.1 trillion to the debt. Obama is pushing $5 trillion after three years.

    Barry is in way over his head. He is an incompetent who should go back to being a community organiser.

  3. 3
    Neil McKenty Says:

    Obama looks weak these days until you look at his opposition – seven dwarfs plus one – all debating tonight in Iowa.

    Romney is a fli-flopper and Rick Perry is an unkown. Who does Ovama have to worry about?

  4. 4
    jim Says:

    1) Obama is the recipient of the debt which Reagan grew. At the time it grew by more than all the previous presidents combined, coupled with what Bush contributed, amounted to quadrupling the Poblic Debt. This covers a period from 1980 to 1992 which has been handed down to U.S. citizens to this day. Remember that Obama’s budget must include the interest on the bonds for that era.
    2) Obama knows he has to run, whether he likes it or not.
    3) We knew that he would have to use his first term to get rid of the GOP injustices.
    4) To watch Obama’s modus operandi is to watch him as he makes studied moves before speaking or making changes. Many think that he is stunted in his actions. Not true. He is making sure that his answers or his actions will bear scrutiny as being valid and not as Bush’s famous “Read my lips, no new taxes”. A short time later he raised taxes.
    5) Why is it that the GOP lunatic fringe’s nominating committee haven’t been able to find someone sane enought to become a nominee, not even a tea bag?.

  5. 5
    Seven Says:

    President Obama will run for a 2nd term. It’s all about power and money (as it is for the rest of the Washington Establishment). The Tea Party Mission is about reducing the size, scope, and money (aka “waste”) of the Washington Bureaucracy – and ultimately, this would greatly diminishes the power of our elected officials (which is why the Tea Party is being vilified by both parties and their “news” media outlets).

    This will be one of the most interesting elections of my lifetime (first vote of my life went to Jimmy Carter): it’ll be interesting to see how many Americans have been brainwashed by the media to cast a vote against the Tea Party OR if Americans will vote out the multi-termed Aristocrats now in power who are lining their pockets and abusing their power.

    It’ll be very interesting indeed.

  6. 6
    joe agnost Says:

    @seven:

    The tea party is being “vilified by both parties” because they’re a bunch of ignorant, bigoted, bible-thumping morons…

  7. 7
    jim Says:

    Suppose the GOP won the presidency, and won both the senate and the house by one seat each, would the president be at a loss to make any changes because the Democrats together with the Teabags would choke the GOP machinery.

  8. 8

    People get the government they deserve.
    I hope that Mr. Obama walks away from it all. There are so many Presidential “pretenders” out there that claim they could do so much better, they should get a kick at the can.


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