For better or worse, Barack Obama will not be serving a third term in office unless he is able to get the 22nd Amendment repealed tout de suit. (Note to the president: No, you cannot repeal a constitutional amendment by executive fiat.)
Could he win a third term in the event he could run? In the view of one humble observer, the answer is a wistful “probably.” I say wistful because the speaker in question is none other than Obama himself.
Addressing the African Union yesterday, he said:
Now, let me be honest with you. I do not understand this. 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 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.
It is interesting to hear a man who has made blatant disregard for the Constitution a hallmark of his presidency say, “The law is the law.”
(h/t Washington Free Beacon)
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