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Algernon Moncrieff

(5,801 posts)
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:13 PM Dec 2015

What do you think Barack Obama will be doing 5 years from now


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Teaching
2 (14%)
Holding some other elected office
0 (0%)
Practicing law
0 (0%)
SCOTUS
5 (36%)
Golfing
2 (14%)
Running a foundation
1 (7%)
Commissioner of the NCAA
1 (7%)
Sleeping
0 (0%)
Wall Street
0 (0%)
Something else....
3 (21%)
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What do you think Barack Obama will be doing 5 years from now (Original Post) Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 OP
Earning a shitload from people he's networked with - like Clinton. polichick Dec 2015 #1
That's kinda where I was going with the Wall Street answer Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #4
ayup. nt restorefreedom Dec 2015 #17
organizing some community or another I'm sure . . .n/t annabanana Dec 2015 #2
I've thought about that Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #7
Trying to break into the DNC database Lochloosa Dec 2015 #3
I think he's going to forget what the DNC is about 5 minutes after he and Michelle leave town Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #5
Counting his millions bigwillq Dec 2015 #6
If he still has his knees, he should play Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #8
Renting Jetskis to tourists in Hawaii NightWatcher Dec 2015 #9
I was a little surprised that he didn't put the Obama library there Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #10
Most folks can barely afford to go to Chicago bigwillq Dec 2015 #11
Oh no doubt it will get more visits in Chicago Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #12
Relaxing, writing, attending sports games, lovemydog Dec 2015 #13
He'll be a younger ex-President like Clinton and Carter Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #14
Foundation ... then SCOTUS. :-) JoePhilly Dec 2015 #16
He'll be a liberal activist ex-president, like Carter and Clinton. Hortensis Dec 2015 #35
SCOTUS would be awesome. JoePhilly Dec 2015 #15
Let's say a Democrat is elected and Obama is agreeable - he could be on the bench for 30 years Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #18
I think he'll concentrate on family for the first year out of office. MerryBlooms Dec 2015 #19
I believe Malia starts college this fall Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #20
You know, I bet all four are just wanting to be done. MerryBlooms Dec 2015 #21
Jokingly voted Commissioner of the NCAA TexasMommaWithAHat Dec 2015 #22
Commentator on FOX Gormy Cuss Dec 2015 #23
He'll write more books, Snobblevitch Dec 2015 #24
Vacationing in Alaska, of course. Blue_In_AK Dec 2015 #25
Beer, salmon Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2015 #27
Why can't he have a successful domestic political career afterward? frizzled Dec 2015 #26
Where's the "Who Cares?" option? cherokeeprogressive Dec 2015 #28
Bwah bigwillq Dec 2015 #34
I'd love to see him teach again Chitown Kev Dec 2015 #29
He's teaching now... YvonneCa Dec 2015 #31
As long as it's not painting, we're good. briv1016 Dec 2015 #30
Working to help Democrats retake the White House... Chan790 Dec 2015 #32
...... bigwillq Dec 2015 #33
Fixing to start madokie Dec 2015 #36
I don't know, but I'm sure it will involve sighs of relief. Vinca Dec 2015 #37
UN or World Bank kentuck Dec 2015 #38
Smoking pot on a Hawaiian beach. . B Calm Dec 2015 #39

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,801 posts)
4. That's kinda where I was going with the Wall Street answer
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:16 PM
Dec 2015

Although I could see him being like Ford -- combining policy work (like Ford did with Carter) with sitting on a lot of Boards of Directors and public speaking.

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,801 posts)
8. If he still has his knees, he should play
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:20 PM
Dec 2015

I also expect him to be a fixture at NBA and college basketball games.

...as for the millions, he's earned them.

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,801 posts)
10. I was a little surprised that he didn't put the Obama library there
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:27 PM
Dec 2015

He could have had his offices there; then left them to wander off to golf; then go check on the jet-ski stand; and then go back home around 2:30 in the afternoon for cocktails with Michelle.

 

bigwillq

(72,790 posts)
11. Most folks can barely afford to go to Chicago
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:33 PM
Dec 2015

Only the elite and privileged would be able to go to Hawaii to see the library.

I'd rather it be in Chicago.

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,801 posts)
12. Oh no doubt it will get more visits in Chicago
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:37 PM
Dec 2015

Hawaii would have simply been more fun. Honestly, I don't know if his library will simply be a museum (like Clinton) or if he'll maintain an office and occasionally hold court there (like Truman).

lovemydog

(11,833 posts)
13. Relaxing, writing, attending sports games,
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:38 PM
Dec 2015

reading, sleeping, working out, running a foundation that will make a difference in the lives of many people, golfing and overall being one of the best ex-Presidents ever.

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,801 posts)
14. He'll be a younger ex-President like Clinton and Carter
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:44 PM
Dec 2015

He'll likely have less financial stress than those two.

I suspect a foundation is in the works.

I've heard that he's supposed to be doing some lecturing in 2017. I wonder if being a university President might be in his future.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
35. He'll be a liberal activist ex-president, like Carter and Clinton.
Sat Dec 19, 2015, 09:08 AM
Dec 2015

He's way too young to stop trying to make the world better. And he's not a conservative, so that doesn't mean only his little "my people" world.

JoePhilly

(27,787 posts)
15. SCOTUS would be awesome.
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:45 PM
Dec 2015

And I voted for that ... but its possible he'll focus on inner city problems. As President, he really could not touch problems that proportionally impact African Americans harder than other groups.

But when he's out of office, he'd be able to do so, and do so with great effect.

He'll be remembered as having been an outstanding President, for all the whining from parts of the left, and the racist BS from the right. The reality is, he stopped the economic crash that was going to match the Great Depression.

He's also rather young. So I suspect he'll stay very active. Michelle too. And hey, perhaps he'll start with some foundation work to improve the lives of struggling Americans, and THEN head off to the SCOTUS.

He's a multi-tasker ... he could do multiple things on this list, easily!!!

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,801 posts)
18. Let's say a Democrat is elected and Obama is agreeable - he could be on the bench for 30 years
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 07:50 PM
Dec 2015

SCOTUS would be awesome.

The reality is, he stopped the economic crash that was going to match the Great Depression.


You said it. I didn't necessarily agree with the way the stimulus money was spent, but he did pretty well with the flaming wreckage he inherited, and it bothers me a lot that people seem to be forgetting what f***ed up conditions Barack Obama inherited from Junior Bush.

MerryBlooms

(11,792 posts)
19. I think he'll concentrate on family for the first year out of office.
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 08:01 PM
Dec 2015

His daughters are young and I bet he'll want to try to make up time he's missed while being President.
Write a book.
Then, I think maybe he'll step back into politics... guest speaking, endorsing candidates, etc...

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,801 posts)
20. I believe Malia starts college this fall
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 08:05 PM
Dec 2015

So Sasha's college search will begin fairly soon. So I can see where he'd want to hang around with the family. Also, I suspect Michelle has a post-WH to-do list.

TexasMommaWithAHat

(3,212 posts)
22. Jokingly voted Commissioner of the NCAA
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 09:21 PM
Dec 2015

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I think he'd love to do that, but he would also do something more worthwhile, as well.

Nine + years of campaigning and being the president of the U.S. has been extremely difficult on his family. I hope he gets to do what he truly loves, since he deserves it so much. I might not always agree with everything he's done, but he's been a good president and he is a good man.

Snobblevitch

(1,958 posts)
24. He'll write more books,
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 09:31 PM
Dec 2015

he'll travel and make speeches, he'll go golfing. He'll do what most modern day U.S. presidents do. He won't be appointed to the USSC.

 

frizzled

(509 posts)
26. Why can't he have a successful domestic political career afterward?
Fri Dec 18, 2015, 11:09 PM
Dec 2015

Seems a waste of a very talented man.

Probably something related to Middle East peace if it isn't US domestic politics. I'm sure Barack will have a lot to say on the topic once he's away from the power of certain lobby groups.

Chitown Kev

(2,197 posts)
29. I'd love to see him teach again
Sat Dec 19, 2015, 12:29 AM
Dec 2015

Maybe at U of C...maybe at the University of Hawaii, even...as he writes his memoirs, so the pay even at Hawaii wouldn't be that important.

briv1016

(1,570 posts)
30. As long as it's not painting, we're good.
Sat Dec 19, 2015, 12:31 AM
Dec 2015

But seriously, probably speaking engagements and writing books. Also spending more time with family.

 

Chan790

(20,176 posts)
32. Working to help Democrats retake the White House...
Sat Dec 19, 2015, 08:34 AM
Dec 2015

after we blow up the most-winnable Presidential election in my lifetime by nominating a former First Lady most Americans detest.

I wish it wasn't so but there's enough personality-cultists of the Cult of Hillary to make her nomination seem likely, if unfortuitous, for those of us who don't want a Republican President.

madokie

(51,076 posts)
36. Fixing to start
Sat Dec 19, 2015, 09:11 AM
Dec 2015

his 4th or 5th, whichever it might be, term. Its too fucking early to figure out the correct number yet so I go with one or the other

Vinca

(50,406 posts)
37. I don't know, but I'm sure it will involve sighs of relief.
Sat Dec 19, 2015, 09:17 AM
Dec 2015

I'd think he'd be so sick of trying to deal with the GOP obstruction he'd be counting the days to get the heck out of Washington.

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