I was still recovering from the absurdity and cruelty of President Barack Obama weighing in on now-former Congressman Antony Weiner (“If I was him, I’d resign”) when his remarks about his second term emerged.
Oh, man — so laid back. Obama said that the thought has crossed his mind that “one term was enough.” And he revealed that if he said to Michelle and the kids, ‘You know what guys, if I want to do something different,’ they would be fine. “They’re not invested in ‘daddy being president’ or ‘my husband being president.'”
REALLY?!! I don’t give a rat’s ass if Michelle Obama is invested in her husband’s presidency. I didn’t vote for Michelle or their two children. I voted for him. She can go off and do the Jackie Kennedy thing — clothes and foreign visits and flirtations. (Not that Jackie wasn’t entitled, married to that hound-dog JKF.)
I wasn’t even that invested in Obama. But others were, deeply. What a disappointment for those who put their heart and soul into Obama; those who thought he was putting his own heart and soul on the line.
What kind of fire in the belly of voters does Obama think he can light, with his own belly so empty and weary?
I don’t want a Republican president in 2012. I want Obama again in more vivid form. I’ll vote. I’ll hand out pamphlets. I’ll reveal my name!
But, damn! The man makes it hard to get on board. He makes it so difficult to be …”invested.”