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No, He Doesn't Really Want a Second Term

cognitivedissident Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 1:21 AM
I think the author has something there. He severely lacked political and executive experience prior to being elected. Romney's debate performance showed slot of confidence ambition and competitiveness. Obama almost seemed like he was throwing in the towel.

Byron York notes that his presidential term of four years is about as long as Barack Obama has ever held any one job before seeking to move on, and aggregates pieces by liberals wondering whether the President even wants a second term.

My guess is that the answer is a clear "no." As Ronald Brownstein points out, he has no second term agenda.  

I don't think that he's exactly "bored" in the job (or looking to be "kicked upstairs," as I've put it before).  Rather, it's that the job is harder than he thought it would be...