Don’t worry, he was joking, he’s not plotting to run again. But I’m sure he thinks he could win.
And I’m sure it would help the Democrats as Hillary continues her long, agonizing flameout.
Speaking to a meeting of the African Union in Ethiopia today, President Obama suggested he could take on all comers in 2016.
“I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” he said. “I think if I ran, I could win. I can’t.”
Obama was actually criticizing African presidents who seek third terms, suggesting, I gather, that they were undermining democracy.
And in a sign that he’s read for the fairways, he added that he doesn’t understand why people want to stay in office “especially when they have got a lot of money.”
I think, actually he would not win.
But I’ve thought that before.