Away From TelePrompter Obama Says Election Will Be Assessment of His Leadership
Where the hell was TOTUS? Obama admitted today that next year’s election will be an assessment of his leadership.
Hat Tip Roy
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he’ll be re-elected for a second term if voters feel like he’s been on their side, working as hard as he can and getting things done.
“If they don’t,” the president said, “then I’ll lose.”
The blunt political assessment from Obama cast next year’s presidential contest as a referendum on his leadership rather than a choice between him and whoever his GOP opponent will be.
“That’s not to say that the other candidate is irrelevant,” Obama said, “but it does mean that I’m probably going to win or lose depending on their assessment of my stewardship.”
The president made his comments in an interview with KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Mo. He was responding to a question about who in the Republican field could beat him, but Obama declined to speculate, saying he was too occupied to be spending a lot of time worrying about the GOP hopefuls.