No, that headline is not a joke.
And no, apparently Mr. President hasn’t checked his approval numbers lately – at a mere 46% last week. That may be a higher than President Bush had at this same time in his second term, but it’s lower than what Clinton had. And Reagan. And even… Lyndon Johnson.
Facts don’t matter though. They never matter. The man legit believes if he ran for a third term, he’d waltz right back to his palace. Thank you FDR, for making that a never-will-happen scenario.
Our President has such an overly healthy self image. Addressing a group at the African Union headquarters, President Obama said,
“I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t,” he said.
But wait. It gets better.
“The law’s the law.”
Stop the presses! Did Barack Obama just admit that he’s actually restrained by law from doing something?! Pretty certain a very hot place just froze over… (with apologies to global warming).
That said, I’m a little concerned. What the Constitution says – AKA the law of the land – has never stopped the President from doing whatever he’s wanted before. Wonder what changed?
But wait! There’s still MORE! President Obama also stated in his address,
“I’m still a pretty young man, but I know that someone with new insights and new energy will be good for my country. Old people think old ways. You can see my gray hair, I’m getting old.”
Is that a dig on Hillary? Did Barack Obama just endorse America choosing a young candidate? Who’s he talking about here? Bernie? No. Chafee? No. Crazy Uncle… No.
The only young people in this race are Republicans, folks. Maybe the President’s finally seen the light. Or maybe, just maybe, he’s trying to give Donald Trump something else to talk about.
What do you think? Sound off in the comments below!