President Obama, speaking this week to the African Union, reflected on his willingness to serve. “I am in my second term. It has been an extraordinary privilege for me to serve as the president of the United States. I cannot imagine a greater honor or a more interesting job. I love my work, but under our Constitution, I cannot run again. I can’t run again.”
“I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t. So there’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving, but the law is the law, and no one person is above the law, not even the president.”
It’s important to note that President Obama was not talking about his disappointment with the 25th Amendment. Rather, he was disagreeing those African leaders who refuse to relinquish power, in spite of their country’s laws. Listening to the president’s entire speech, there is no doubt Obama’s statements were meant for those presidents who should transfer power to a lawful successor, but who choose not to.
Would you vote for Barack Obama if he were allowed the possibility for a 3rd term?