U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the White House Press Briefing Room in Washington, June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
McClatchy News: Obama implies he’ll be more vocal about issues after he leaves office
Many U.S. presidents, upon leaving office, try to fade from the national spotlight and live the rest of their lives as private citizens.
President Barack Obama implied in a Vanity Fair interview that he might choose to go a different route.
In the interview conducted by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Obama talked about his use of the term “radical Islam,” how he would miss Air Force One and his desire to make the world better.
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WNU Editor: Conservative commentators like Rush Limbaugh have been predicting for the past year that when he leaves office President Obama will be a very activist ex-President .... hmmmm .... it looks like they are right. What's my take .... I am not surprised, and he will have a supportive press .... but I still do not think it is going to be an easy ride for him if he goes down this road. The Vanity Fair article is here .... President Barack Obama: The Ultimate Exit Interview (September 26, 2016).