"You know, if - if I feel like I've made the very best decisions for the American people and three years from now I look at it and, you know, my poll numbers are in the tank and because we've gone through these wrenching changes, you know, politically, I'm in a tough spot, I'll - I'll feel all right about myself," Obama told CNN's Ed Henry.One can only hope that his numbers will tank so badly that he goes the route Lyndon Johnson went...and DOESN'T seek reelection. On the other hand, this man is as arrogant as Jimmy Carter who references his historic defeat by Ronald Reagan as being "retired from office" instead of admitting he was kicked out on his bum. I doubt seriously that Mr. Obama will take the voluntary route. I suspect that it will take his being thumped at the polls before he leaves office.
"I said to myself very early on, even when I started running for office, I don't want to be making decisions based on getting re-elected, because I think the challenges that America faces right now are so significant," the president also said.
"Obviously, if I make those decisions and I think that I'm moving the country on the right direction economically, in terms of our security interests, our foreign policy, I'd like to think that those policies are continued because they're not going to bear fruit just in four years."
Thursday, November 19, 2009
In an interview with CNN (is that one of the "good" networks?) Mr. Obama said, and I quote: