Obama Wants to be President '8-10 Years'
Ed Lasky echoes my own thoughts here:
The question is not just about one more gaffe but the arrogance that is on display when he repeatedly proclaims that he will be President for two terms. I have been following Presidential politics for years; I don't recall any other candidate being that presumptuous and cocky.
Obama told a Face the Nation audience yesterday that "the objective of this trip was to have substantive discussions with people like President Karzai or Prime Minister Maliki or President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years."
No presidential candidate in memory has had the unmitigated arrogance to assume he will be re-elected for a second term. The example of Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush should be all that is necessary to disabuse a candidate from entering that territory.
But Obama is oblivious. And not only about arrogant remarks that reveal his casual relationship with the facts. After all, unless he believes he can get Congress to repeal the 22nd Amendment, his two terms will end after 8 years.
But it is what ABC's Jack Tapper calls "The Butterfly Effect" of Obama's remarks that should concern us. He has little regard for how his words are interpreted. This reveals a lazy, careless attitude that could cause huge problems for the United States if he runs off at the mouth at the wrong time.
Can you imagine Obama managing a crisis with China? Or Russia? Unless he is willing to recognize how his words impact a given situation, we could be in real trouble. Wars have been started like that and Obama could paint us into a corner and not realize it.
More evidence - if any were needed - that this is a man who needs some seasoning before he enters in the international arena.