In Seoul, Korea: President Obama talked on Monday with Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev. After the president completed his talks with Medvedev, Obama leaned forward and his voice was picked up by media. He was overheard saying:
“This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility. Wait til I’m re-elected.”
Medvedev replied, “I understand you.”
The two were together for a Nuclear Security Summit to talk about Syria, Iran and missile defense.
My questions are several. Does Obama know his re-election is going to be a sure thing? How does he know this? Will our constitution change as of November 2012 giving President Barack Obama new powers in his next term if he is re-elected? What exactly changes as far as what he is empowered to do?
Think about the implications here!