July 21, 2008
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...(Read Full Post)