As the presidential campaign is currently taking place in the U.S., a lot of people are wondering where does that leave the current president Barack Obama? Soon his presidency is about to come to an end, and that era of the first black president will officially be over. But where does that leave Obama, and could he run for presidency just one more time?
1. Obama Can’t Run For 2016 Elections
The current democratic President, Barack Obama, is ineligible for the presidential election of 2016, because according to the Twenty-second Amendment of the United States Constitutions limits a president to a maximum of two full terms. Therefore, Barack Obama is ineligible since this would be his third term in presidency. Which means a new president will have to be elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the date when the presidential election is scheduled for.
2. An Eligible Candidate Must Be…
According to Article Two of the United States Constitution, there are specific criteria for the person who can be elected President of the United States. According to Article Two the individual must be a natural born citizen of the United States, at least 35 years old, a resident of the United States for a period of no less than 14 years.
3. Obama’s Term Ends in November
Current president Barak Obama, a Democrat, and a former U.S. Senator from Illinois, is ineligible to seek a third term however in November prior to electing a new candidate, he will still be the President of the Unites States, as his term officially expires on January 20, 2017.
4. Obama’s Struggle To Become the President
Obama became the president of the United States in 2008 election when he defeated the Republican nominee, Senator John McCain of Arizona, receiving 52.9% of the popular vote and 68% of the electoral vote. In 2012 election, President Barack Obama defeated former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, with 51.1% of the popular vote and 61.7% of electoral votes.
5. Campaign 2016
The 2016 campaign began almost immediately after the 2012 campaign. The Democratic Party candidate is the former First Lady, former Senator of New York and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She confirmed the announcement for being a candidate for presidential campaign of 2016 in a video she published on April 12, 2015. The Republican Party also announced their candidate, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on April 7, 2015. Ted Cruz is also a Republican frontrunner. Others notable politicians and people are also running for the presidential elections of 2016, and among them is even Donald Trump.
6. Obama’s Future
In his future Obama sees himself not as a president, but he still thinks he will try his best to keep the world a better place, do activist work and help solve the problems of our society by dealing with issues of race and equality. Be as it may, the first black president has definitely made a difference and will be remembered in history for a long time.more info