Obama: For 2016 Olypmics, I'll Still Be in the White House
Hmmm. At this stage, I would have imagined a candidate to be humbled
by the support, proud of what his team had done, and eager to take on
the opposition in the upcoming general election. But apparently Barack
Obama has decided to skip all that and go straight to: I'll still be
Mr. President in 2016.
Does he know something we don't know? We do still have an election this fall, right? And one in four years?
The Greeks had a word for it: hubris. In ancient Athens, it was a
crime, for the rich and powerful accused of hubris were said to
consider themselves as more important than the gods themselves.
Note: I'm taking another try, an hour or so later, at adding my own commentary, previously posted in a note when the system didn't want to add anything to the highlight. :)
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama dropped in on the Chicago 2016 Olympics rally on Friday and declared he is confident that he will be winding up his second term in the White House when Chicago hosts the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Such bravado about his own future is not typical of Obama, even in private. And, in the highly scripted world of modern politics, today's last-minute appearance was unusual. Obama had told CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery on Thursday night that he had intended to ''chill out'' at home for a few days.