The most recent 60 Minutes featured an interview with Barack Obama – who when asked by Steve Croft – said he thought he could win a third term, but that he would not seek re-election.
Obama said, “There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving. But the law is the law, and no person is above the law, not even the president.”
The 22nd amendment of course prohibits presidents from seeking a third term, and presumably Obama has actually read it – he is supposedly a constitutional scholar, after all.
Still, there is a sense of déjà vu, as he made similar statements about the nation’s immigration laws. Obama said on over twenty occasions that he couldn’t break the law by granting amnesty. That was shortly before he used executive orders to do exactly that.
Somehow Obama saying he would follow the law isn’t very reassuring.
Posted 10/12/2015 by Chip McLean