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Offline Rapunzel

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Obama may stay in D.C. after his term ends
« on: November 29, 2013, 04:13:59 PM »
http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/29/obama-may-stay-in-d-c-after-his-term-ends/

Obama may stay in D.C. after his term ends

Posted By Neil Munro On 12:19 PM 11/29/2013

President Barack Obama may hang around in Washington after his second term ends in January 2017, according to ABC News.

If he stays, he’ll be better able to rally Democrats to defend his unpopular and costly regulatory or legislative accomplishments, such as Obamacare and increased immigration.


The stay would violate the evolved expectation that ex-presidents leave town to avoid fights with newly elected presidents. For example, President George W. Bush left for Texas, and has avoided criticizing his successor’s policies, even when invited to comment by media personalities, such as Jay Leno.

But Bush, like many other presidents, got involved in politics after an early career in business.

In contrast, Obama’s entire adult life has been focused on politics, leaving him few easy alternatives once he’s takes the traditional helicopter flight from the White House on Jan. 20, 2017.

“Do they say in Washington?… that’s something they’re thinking about,” said ABC’s Barbara Walters, who was invited by Obama to conduct a soft-focus interview for broadcast Friday, Nov. 29, at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Obama may stay in D.C. in part because of his 16 year-old daughter, Sasha, who has established new friends in D.C., Walters told an ABC interviewer, in a segment intended to advertise the interview.

“Cause she’s, you know, obviously they — and Michelle — have made a lot of sacrifices on behalf of my cockamamie ideas, the running for office and things,” Obama told Walters.

Walter also said that Obama “says that he will ever again run for elective office.”

However, there are many potential appointed political positions — such as U.N. chief — that would keep him in the limelight.
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Re: Obama may stay in D.C. after his term ends
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 04:15:01 PM »
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/29/obamas-might-stay-in-dc-after-presidency/?hpt=hp_t2

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(CNN) – After the elections in 2016, President Barack Obama will leave the White House, but he may not leave Washington.

In an interview with ABC, Obama said the decision will revolve around Sasha, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama's youngest daughter, who will be a sophomore in high school when he leaves office. Malia, the oldest daughter, will be in college.

"'Cause she's, you know, obviously they - and Michelle - have made a lot of sacrifices on behalf of my cockamamie ideas, the running for office and things," Obama told ABC's Barbara Walters. The interview with the President and First Lady was recorded last week and is scheduled to air Friday evening on the network.

Related: Obama reflects on Kennedy family legacy, own security

"Sasha will have a big say in where we are," he said, though they have not made a definitive decision on whether to move.

Both daughters attend Sidwell Friends School, a private school in Northwest Washington which President Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea also attended during his presidency.

ABC News notes that the last president to stay in Washington after leaving office was Woodrow Wilson. The Obama's have a home in Hyde Park, a neighborhood south of downtown Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan. The Obamas lived in Hyde Park for two decades before moving to the White House.

First Lady not big believer in Facebook for young people

Michelle Obama also said in the interview that she's weary of social media, specifically Facebook.

"I still am not a big believer in Facebook for young people," she said, especially for her daughters given that they're under constant public scrutiny.

"Some of its stuff they don't need to see and be a part of… So we try to protect them from too much of the public voice."




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Re: Obama may stay in D.C. after his term ends
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 04:20:25 PM »
Went ahead and merged these two since they were posted about a minute apart.
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Re: Obama may stay in D.C. after his term ends
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 04:22:12 PM »
Went ahead and merged these two since they were posted about a minute apart.
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Re: Obama may stay in D.C. after his term ends
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2013, 04:23:27 PM »
Pure BS. Anytime they do a interview like this is when they are doing badly in the polls. ABC and the White House wants to make them look human.


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Re: Obama may stay in D.C. after his term ends
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 04:54:33 PM »
Gee, after all we heard about him buying a Honolulu estate.   :shrug:
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Re: Obama may stay in D.C. after his term ends
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2013, 06:36:44 PM »
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I wonder if he'll even stay in The United States...


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