Obama confident he would win third term

U.S. President Obama raises his glass in a toast during a State Dinner in his honor at the National Palace in Addis Ababa

President Barack Obama’s climbing approval scores could have gone to his head. During a speech in Ethiopia, he stated he may win a third term within the White House, if solely the Constitution would let him. But would Obama actually win if he had been to run once more? Only one president has ever served greater than two phrases ‒ Franklin Delano Roosevelt. And, with solely a 50-percent approval score, Obama is not any FDR.

But that didn’t cease the president from speaking about how “there’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving” with that magical third term, a chance that has been prohibited because the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1951.

“I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” Obama stated. “I think if I ran I could win. But I can’t!” “The law is the law, and no one person is above the law, not even the president,” he added.

The comment was a not-so-subtle jab at African leaders who tend to stay in workplace after term limits kick in. Like the president of Burundi, who was within the viewers. Obama, like FDR earlier than him, espoused the unfold of democracy.

“No country is perfect, but we have to be honest, and strive to expand freedoms, to broaden democracy,” the president stated in Ethiopia. “The bottom line is that when citizens cannot exercise their rights, the world has a responsibility to speak out. And America will, even if it’s sometimes uncomfortable… even when it’s sometimes directed toward our friends.”

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