July 12, 2010

Running for President? That's "silly"

The Senator was asked if he was going to run for President:

Ridiculing it as "a silly question," Democrat Barack Obama pledged Wednesday he would resist any overtures to run for president or vice president before the end of his six-year term as a U.S. senator.

"I was elected yesterday," Obama said. "I have never set foot in the U.S. Senate. I've never worked in Washington. And the notion that somehow I'm immediately going to start running for higher office just doesn't make sense.
"So look, I can unequivocally say I will not be running for national office in four years, and my entire focus is making sure that I'm the best possible senator on behalf of the people of Illinois."

Silly indeed. Prithee, what exactly changed? Why was it a silly question that then became the inevitable. I've always had the impression that even Obama himself was more than a little surprised at his own meteoric rise. Once he got over that surprise, however, the sense of self-entitlement went through the roof.

If you ever wonder why his detractors don't trust the things he says, point them to the above quote.

Posted by Duffy at July 12, 2010 02:42 PM | TrackBack

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Nothing changed. The words meant nothing. No sooner had he won election - no doubt egged on by the uncritical media adulation - he was preparing for his White House run.


Posted by: soccer dad at July 12, 2010 03:29 PM

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