Ace, who is on fire today, reminds us of this promise by The One:
…I will be held accountable.
…if I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.
For those who want to see and hear the promise made:
Then again, it does seem that all of Obama’s promises come with an expiration date.
Still, Ace raises an interesting and valid point:
And: Will He Bother Even Running?
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I’ve been peddling this crazy semi-prediction for a year and a half. I’ve mentioned it on the blog.
If Obama looks doomed a year out from the election, will he simply decline to run?
Obama seems to be acknowledging his failure thusfar when he adds a a special new caveat to his Yes We Can slogan:
“It’s been a long, tough journey. But we have made some incredible strides together. Yes, we have. But the thing that we all ought to remember is that as much as good as we have done, precisely because the challenges were so daunting, precisely because we we were inheriting so many challenges, that we’re not even halfway there yet. When I said ‘change we can believe in’ I didn’t say ‘change we can believe in tomorrow.‘ Not change we can believe in next week. We knew this was going to take time because we’ve got this big, messy, tough democracy,” President Obama said at a campaign fundraiser in Chicago on Wednesday night.
No, he didn’t say “tomorrow” or “next week.” However, hedid actually provide a specific time frame. In 2009, he said: “if I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”
We’re now six months out from “three years.” And what does “done” mean? Done seems to mean “economy fully recovered and growing.”
I think “done” will have to be redefined as “barely begun” for him to have any chance.
Is it too much to hope for that this will be the one promise Obama keeps?
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