"Under our Constitution, I cannot run again," Obama told a group of African leaders. "I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't."
President Obama knows that the country needs someone new, but if he ran again he's pretty confident he'd win.
During a speech before the African Union, Obama spoke to African leaders about adhering to their term limits and commented on his own term as President, reports Time.
"Under our Constitution, I cannot run again," said Obama. "I actually think I'm a pretty good president -- I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't."
He urged African leaders to step down when their terms end and to refrain from trying to stay in office by referring to his own circumstances saying, "There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving, but the law’s the law."
As the race for presidency begins to heat up, many Americans are weighing their options when it comes to who will lead us next. If it were possible for President Obama to run for a third term, would he be your first choice? Or are you ready for someone new?
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QUESTION:Would You Vote for President Obama Again? Yes, he's done a great job 68% Yes, I'm not feeling any other candidates 13% No, we need something new 19% Total votes: 842