… it’s time to remind readers of what yours truly wrote on August 2:
Anyone Who Automatically Assumes that Barack Obama will leave the White House and cede power on January 20, 2017 if Donald Trump wins the presidency has not been paying attention for the past 9-1/2 years, going back to when it became obvious that Obama would declare his candidacy for the presidency.
I’m not saying that this will happen. I am saying that it is a possibility. Anyone who doesn’t believe that this option isn’t on the table has not been following the authoritarian tendencies of candidate and then President Obama himself or the executive branch apparatus during his presidency.
Is the justification that “Trump won because his opponent had to drop out, and her replacements didn’t have enough time to make their case to the American people” enough to have Obama consider seizing the opportunity to stay put? I’m suggesting that it’s not inconceivable. Anyone who thinks this is presumptively rubbish, as I have noted, simply has not been paying close enough attention.