Does Obama want out?
I have always been convinced that Barack Obama was champing at the bit to win a second term in order to complete his "transformation" of America. After last night watching his body language and inability to respond to Mitt Romney or make any cogent points defending his term in office, I began to wonder: does Barack Obama really want to be President for four more years?
After all there is a purported $12 million house waiting for him in Hawaii, he will be wined and dined as well as feted as America's First Black President for the rest of his life. Not to mention he has solidified a place in the nation's history books for that one reason alone. Nothing is more important to Obama than celebrity and adulation as well as the attendant wealth that goes with it. With the economic and international turmoil over the horizon, which would be blamed on him, the next four years will not be the same fun and games as the first four.
Is Barack Obama such a determined ideologue that he wants to win the presidency regardless? If so he certainly didn't convey that last night. Or are there others in the background prodding him to finish the job?
While it is true that he is notorious for a lack of preparation and no doubt he has been spoiled by the media's deference to him over the past four years, his performance last night was indicative of someone who deep inside really didn't care.
It will be interesting to watch how he responds in the next two debates and on the campaign trail.