President Obama (our 44th President) recently spoke at the graduation ceremony for Miami-Dade College. The Miami Herald provided videos and a report on his speech at http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/25/2193397/obama-speaks-to-miami-dade-colleges.html.
Curiously, at the bottom of that article, the Miami Herald quoted President Obama as follows:
“I’m only going to be president a little bit longer,” Obama said. “You are going to be leaders for many years to come.
Hmph. “I’m only going to be president a little bit longer“? How freakin’ odd.
Is that simply a misstatement? (Did somebody turn off the teleprompter and allow Obama to start ad-libbing again?) Was Obama speaking from an historical perspective where he presumes he’ll be reelected in A.D. 2012 but still regarded serving “only” until A.D 2016 to be “only a little bit longer”?
Or, when Obama said that he expected to serve “only a little bit longer”–did he really mean that he expected to be removed from office in the next several months?