Obama: My Family Would Be Okay With It If I Didn’t Run for Re-Election (what a coincidence, so would mine)

Doug Powers by Doug Powers on June 15th, 2011

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It was nice to discover that my family has something in common with the First Family: We’d both think it was just fine if Obama didn’t run for another term:

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says his wife and daughters aren’t “invested” in him being president and would have been fine had he decided against running for re-election. But he says they believe in what he’s doing for the country.

Asked about his family’s reaction to his wanting another term, Obama said: “Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, `You know, guys, I want to do something different,’ They’d be fine. They’re not invested in daddy being president or my husband being president.”

The bad news: They believe in what he’s doing for to the country.

Now, another comedy break. This morning I mentioned how President Obama last night told an audience, “If you want partisan rhetoric, I’m not your guy.” It turns out that Barack was just the opening act — here’s the headliner:

First lady Michelle Obama on Monday told a fundraiser in Southern California of the toll the presidency has taken on her husband Barack Obama.
[…]
“He reads every word, every memo, so he is better prepared than the people briefing him,” she said. “This man doesn’t take a day off.”

From the White House Dossier this past weekend:

Today makes 11 weekends in a row that Obama has gone golfing. It’s his 14th outing this year and the 72nd of his presidency.

I know that no president is technically ever “off duty,” but “never takes a day off” is certainly a wild over-exaggeration:

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Between FLOTUS talking about the “sadness and worry that’s creasing his face” and the president himself talking about how gray his hair is getting, it’s clear they plan to scrap campaigning on any real results and are instead forced to try for the pity vote. Good luck with that.

As David Letterman said last summer, Obama will have plenty of time for a vacation when his one term is up.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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