Newsweek magazine’s Nick Summers and McKay Coppins say “President Obama would make a pretty damn good ex-president,” monetarily speaking.
Newsweek: “At the risk of getting ahead of ourselves: Barack Obama would make a pretty damn good ex-president. We’re not saying he should become an ex-president after just four years in office — only that this line of thinking isn’t premature. With the economy uncertain and ever more Americans occupying Main Street, the latest polls show Obama has about a coin flip’s chance of winning another term in office — or of being plunged, just 13 months from now, into the most exclusive retirement club on earth.”
“So it’s worth considering: what would his next act look like? If defeated, Obama would become, at 51, the youngest former president in more than a century. (Only Teddy Roosevelt was younger: he was 50 when he left office in 1909.) With strong health and an agile mind — and no shortage of ways to make staggering sums of money — Obama would have the time and skills to mount one of the most impressive ex-presidencies on record.”