Barack Obama, in a speech to the African Union while in Ethiopia, said “I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran again, I could win. But I can’t. The law is the law, and no one person is above the law, not even the president.”
Do you believe that Obama would have won an election over Donald Trump if he were allowed to run for a third term? Take our poll below!
January 20 can’t come soon enough. Of course, Obama has already said he won’t go quietly after Trump is sworn in; instead, he’s vowed to break with tradition and be vocal critic of his successor.
As everyone knows, it was constitutionally impossible for Obama to run for third term as president — but is there any doubt he would have if he’d been allowed to?
Not only that, but he thinks he would have won:
President Barack Obama, in a speech to the African Union while in Ethiopia, said something as crazy as I’ve ever heard him say. Crazier than; ‘you can keep your doctor’; ‘Benghazi was the caused by a YouTube video’ – even nuttier than, ‘Hillary is qualified to be President’…
He said the following: “I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran again, I could win. But I can’t. The law is the law, and no one person is above the law, not even the president.”
Is that really true, though? The respected pollsters at Rasmussen actually asked that question:
According to the Rasmussen Reports poll, only one-third of Americans would vote for Obama if he ran for a third term, assuming that was constitutionally possible. Perhaps the president needs a refresher course on fractions, because one-third isn’t exactly a majority…
he results of the poll get worse for Obama, though. The amount of Democrats who would vote for him a third time is only 57 percent. That’s just a little better than half of the members of his own party.
Frankly, despite what hardcore Obama fans think, it’s likely that once Obama is (more or less) gone, the spell will be broken.
Although Obama said he’d definitely win another term, but Donald Trump has something to say on the matter.
After eight years of controversy and hype, Americans will probably look around and wonder why they ever elected him in the first place — especially when they’ve experienced all the “winning” Trump is promising to bring to the country.