posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:09 PM
My post from another thread.
The Op is referring to an excerpt from an interview the President did with Ann Curry for the Today Show (NBC)
Ann: I've been wondering, in the non-stop intensity of being President of The United States, have you ever thought to yourself maybe one term is
President Obama: Well, I'm sure there are days where I say that one term is enough. What keeps me going is a belief that the work that we started in
2009 is not yet complete. We still don't have the kind of energy policy that we need to move this country forward. We still have not restructured our
education system to where it's to make sure every kid has a chance at a successful career in the 21st century. And so, I'm constantly thinking about
the work that is undone despite the fact of being very proud of what we have gotten accomplished over the last 2 1/2 years.
Ann: So you've still probably had to have a family meeting, did you ask Michelle and the kids about this?
President Obama: Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, you know what guys, I want to do something different, they'd be fine.
They're not invested in daddy being President, or my husband being President, but they do believe in what we're doing. I think Michelle, if she
didn't think that what we're doing was worthwhile, in moving the country forward, I think she would be the first one to say, why don't you go do
something different that is a little less stressful.
The interview ends with the President saying..."So if the family's still doing well, if Michelle's still putting up with me then I've got enough
energy to keep on doing the work I've been doing"
See what a difference context makes?