No, he isn’t attempting to run for a third term, he was just trying to make a point to African leaders, but I believe him.
“I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” Mr. Obama said, departing from his prepared text in a speech at the African Union. “I think if I ran, I could win.”
Source: Obama Says ‘I Could Win’ 3rd Term as President – The New York Times
And looking around at the current batch of declared candidates among both the Democrats and Republicans I could probably support his third term.
And it isn’t just the Republicans. Scare tactics like this are uncalled for also:
“I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, according to excerpts released by CBS News.
via Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3 – Political Hotsheet – CBS News.
These guys know they are going to come to a deal on this and the nations credit limit will be raised. I just get so tired of the posturing. And they don’t need to be scaring my parents!