Commentator Jamie Dech predicted that President Barack Obama might try to leverage his “political and media infrastructure” to usurp the presidential election by either inserting himself as a candidate or using martial law to automatically extend his presidency by four more years.
“I believe, depending on Republican race results and possible agitation in the aftermath, it’s possible Obama could try for a ‘third term,’” he wrote Tuesday for Eagle Rising. “I don’t think he wants to give up the White House next January if he can help it.”
In defending this ominous theory, Dech first pointed to what Obama said last July, when he claimed that voters would re-elect him if given the opportunity.
“I think if I ran, I could win,” he said while delivering a speech in Ethiopia. “But I can’t.”
OBAMA: ‘I’D WIN A THIRD TERM’
Obama’s desperate to keep the power he’s had for the last 8 years, and he may have just found a way to do it.