Associated Press: 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."
He says first lady Michelle Obama would be the first one to encourage him to do something "a little less stressful" if she no longer thought that what they were doing was worthwhile for the country. Obama's interview aired Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show.I got a newsflash for Obama, his family isn't the only ones who would be cool with him being an OTP (One Term President). I think it is safe to say all those folks who are watching their home values shrink to nothing are cool with Obama being an OTP. All those unemployed speed bumps are probably down with some OTP. I am pretty sure the next two generations of Americans who are looking at a mountain of debt are probably way cool with OTP.
While Obama was selling that idea to the Today Show, Michelle Obama was telling a fundraiser in Southern California quite a different tale.
Politico: First lady Michelle Obama on Monday told a fundraiser in Southern California of the toll the presidency has taken on her husband Barack Obama.
"I see the sadness and worry that's creasing his face," she said to a crowd of about 500 at the Pasadena luncheon organized by the Southern California Women For Obama. She described his worth ethic as “tireless,” according to pool reports.
"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."
She said the next two years of campaigning would be difficult for the Obamas and their supporters. "It is not going to be easy, and it is going to be long," she said. "Now more than ever we need your help to finish what we started."
Doesn't take a day off? WTF? Unless homeboy carries a Kindle in his back pocket, I am pretty sure he ain't reading jack on those endless golf outings.
Unlike 2008, the Obama's cannot fill their resume with tons of empty rhetoric. Hope and Change has a record this time and it stinks to high heaven. Simply saying things and not having the media call you out, won't work this time. If I were Michelle, I would stop telling lies at fundraisers and start measuring drapes for their new home, because their OTP wish is about to come true.
Via: Associated Press