[[ However Obama is not running in 2014, and a lot of Republicans are. ]]
A lot of chatter lately about whether the democrats could push for Obama to run for a third term in 2016, regardless of the Constitution amendment that bans same.
Impossible, most folks will say.
But if he wants to keep his grip on power, I would expect most of the sychophant "mainstrem media" would go to bat for him, and keep on swinging -- just as they do now.
Can't you foresee the arguments they might use?
"The greatest president we ever had (FDR) was elected four times".
"Just because it's in the Constitution, doesn't make it right. After all, slavery was a part of the Constitution until the Civil War".
"It's _discrimination_ to bar the first black man to be elected president from running if he wants to..."
40% of the population would eat this right up.
And more could be bamboozled, as well.