The Kansas City Star’s Steve Kraske, BizzyBlog’s Tom Blumer, and BizzyBlog Commenter Joe C. are all dumb as boxes of rocks. They read the following quotes and come to the conclusion that Barack Obama is not going to run for a second term in 2012:
“You know, if – if I feel like I’ve made the very best decisions for the American people and three years from now I look at it and, you know, my poll numbers are in the tank and because we’ve gone through these wrenching changes, you know, politically, I’m in a tough spot, I’ll – I’ll feel all right about myself,” Obama told CNN’s Ed Henry.
“I said to myself very early on, even when I started running for office, I don’t want to be making decisions based on getting re-elected, because I think the challenges that America faces right now are so significant,” the president also said.
“Obviously, if I make those decisions and I think that I’m moving the country on the right direction economically, in terms of our security interests, our foreign policy, I’d like to think that those policies are continued because they’re not going to bear fruit just in four years.”
Seriously. Is there any wonder all you get over at Bizzy’s place is disjointed conspiracy theories, outright lies, clever half-truths, and misleading headlines? Does Steve Kraske know he’s stooped to this level? Damn, people. Reading comprehension. Try it on.
The President is clearly saying that he is more concerned about correcting the problems of the country than getting re-elected. He’s not saying he WON’T RUN! That’s the headline, but Kraske came up with “Obama says it: There’s a chance he won’t run in 2012”. You could have guessed that this is now running through Free Republic and other wingnut forums like castor oil through a bad bowel movement.
Listen. I’m going to make this easy for you – and possibly profitable. I’ll bet you a $100 each that Barack Obama is the Democratic Candidate for President in 2012. Take me up on it in the comments.