Opinion | One and done: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012I would argue that it is much too late for His Imperial Majesty Barak Hussein Obama to ever be considered a "great" president.
By Douglas E. Schoen and Patrick H. CaddellSunday, November 14, 2010
President Obama must decide now how he wants to govern in the two years leading up to the 2012 presidential election.
In recent days, he has offered differing visions of how he might approach the country's problems. At one point, he spoke of the need for "mid-course corrections." At another, he expressed a desire to take ideas from both sides of the aisle. And before this month's midterm elections, he said he believed that the next two years would involve "hand-to-hand combat" with Republicans, whom he also referred to as "enemies."
It is clear that the president is still trying to reach a resolution in his own mind as to what he should do and how he should do it.
(W)e believe Obama should announce immediately that he will not be a candidate for reelection in 2012.
In fact, he'll be lucky to be regarded as a "mediocre" president.