Obama: 1 Really Good Term Beats 2 Mediocre Ones

Solving problems, not getting re-elected, is my job: president
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2010 7:38 PM CST

(Newser) – Asked in an interview today whether, given the rough waters he’s currently battling, one term might be enough, President Obama chuckled, then told ABC’s Diane Sawyer: “I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.” He added, “You know, there is a tendency in Washington to believe our job description, of elected officials, is to get reelected. That’s not our job description,” Obama said. “Our job description is to solve problems and to help people.”

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