Obama and the curse of the second term

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  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    May 30, 2013 8:46 a.m.

    If removing the pressure to be reelected is a good thing, then 2nd presidential terms should be smoother and more problem-free, right? In any case, Obama's 2nd term is less than six months old, and the "scandals" getting all the attention will soon be forgotten when they fail to bump up the GOP poll approval.

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    May 29, 2013 6:11 p.m.

    Obama had it coming. His administration has been weak on the Constitution, human amd civil rights. Now they've crossed the line. I am not surprised. If Republicans return to power my advice to them is not to become arrogant. The Tom Delay, the Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove types can mess things up just as well as the Eric Holder, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid types.

  • HS Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 29, 2013 2:51 p.m.

    At first glance, I thought the headline for this article read Curse the second term of Obama.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    May 29, 2013 1:55 p.m.

    The 2nd term curse, which has been well documented by the article, is why I think it would be a good idea for a President to be elected to one 6 year term. That way he would not be spending so much time running for re-election, and still have quite a bit of time to get things done. I think I'd vote today for a President if he said he would serve one term and then leave. The Chief Executive really needs to be in the office (Oval that is) and have meetings, and work there in D.C. to even come close to dealing with his responsibilities. This President, especially, seems to dislike the White House as a place to be. Being on the campaign trail is not doing the job he was hired for. If we could take the re-election pressure off of a President, maybe the job would be done better than it has been for a long time.