The quote of the day comes from a new book called The Promise: President Obama, Year One written by Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter. The book is set to be released next week. Michiko Kakutani of the NYT reviewed the book and provides an interesting nugget in the final paragraph of his review:
Around Thanksgiving, when frustrations were piling up, Mr. Alter reports, the president said to an old friend, “Who would really want this job for more than one term?” Then added: “But I have to run now, otherwise it’ll mean letting someone like Mitt Romney step in and get credit for the good stuff that happens after we’ve been through all this crap.”
Interesting that Mitt Romney is the first name that pops into Obama’s mind when considering a possible GOP successor. How prophetic…
On a side note, if you want to see an excellent review of Obama’s first year in office look no further than our own post by VoxPatriota: The Year of Our Obama
Ross adds: President Obama is delusional if he’s worried about Mitt Romney getting credit for “the good stuff that happens” because of the policies of the current administration. President Obama is making Mitt’s job much much harder, but the harder the job, the more chances Mitt will have to shine. Things will get better when Mitt is president, not because of the actions of President Obama, but because Mitt will free the American people to do create wealth and prosperity again. 2012 is when Mitt brings America back!