As his second term approaches its close, it seems to have dawned on President Obama that his attempts to fundamentally change America aren’t everything — the whole “commander in chief of the armed forces” thing is going to be part of his legacy, too.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has been doing the heavy lifting lately, and it’s been a while since the president drew one of his famous red lines in the sand. Sounds like it’s time for President Obama to sit down for a televised town hall on America’s military to remind everyone he’s on top of things, and that he knows just the person to take his place.
CNN to host town hall with President Obama on Sept. 28 to discuss US military issues. https://t.co/WyBwMXQdwU
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk Why? 3.5 months till this hater of the US military is out of office. He will literally change nothing.
— Old Tuefelhunden (@RayRayConrad) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk One simple question. Why? He has 4 more months. He's had over 7 years.
— Terri Hayden (@XanaduMusings) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk For what? Is he trying to run again??? You ppl are a joke!!!
— Debbie Brock (@DebbieB1230) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk what the fuck for? Does he have some new military strategy to implement next year?
— Tommy Amparano (@AOTUCDAD) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk Should be a pretty short town hall. Maybe Obama will lead from behind and stand in the audience.
— AdorableMarc (@micohen55) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk Should be a very uninformative waste of precious time to see.
— Harry Binford (@CaptainNormal) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk The military would be a real stretch for the Obama legacy.
— JDubbs (@JDubbs0624) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk Per crooked Hillary's request to bump up poll#, to save Obama's legacy as he said himself, and to bash Trump. 3 agenda items.
— Harley Laughland (@HarleyLaughland) September 19, 2016
— CNN IS HITLER YOUTH (@DelimaAntonio) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk I'm willing to bet he spends more time attacking Trump than military 'issues', he can't resist & CNN is more than happy to help.
— WR Jones (@Nostrabillis) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk The only issue is the lack of spine in our president
— Noat Metzger (@honkerhunter) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk you guys will do anything to save his ass. 8 YRS of nothing. Now ur pathetic town hall, silly rabbits
— Joseph T. Santillan (@JosephTSantill1) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk good move, use obama for ratings before his popularity is gone. Chapter 1 in the dem playbook
— Diplorable American (@American557863) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk boring. He's a non-factor more concerned about his ill-fated legacy over the fate of our country and its citizens.
— Scottymoe (@Scottymo99) September 20, 2016
@cnnbrk cnn must have lost the bid to air the frog jumping contest, filling empty air time.
— Slick Ar (@SlickAR5) September 19, 2016
So … Jake Tapper is going to give the president an on-air security briefing in front of a small audience? It doesn’t sound like much fun to watch, but it’s a good idea. And it will give the president a chance to share anecdotes of all those times he turned to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her expert guidance.
@cnnbrk Oh! Is he running for a 3rd term, or talking for Hillary?? I won't be watching.
— JoLoDib (@JoLoDiBenedetto) September 19, 2016
— Stu Haas (@stuhaas) September 19, 2016
— Jeremy P (@JerPow77) September 19, 2016
— fameandfortune (@pennypleeez) September 19, 2016
— Latino78 (@latinoUSAFirst) September 19, 2016
@cnnbrk oh, now he cares? Too late!
— Lori Power-Harris (@LoriPowerHarris) September 19, 2016
— Beulah ?? (@BeulahJeanne) September 19, 2016
Sound like a sure-fire ratings bonanza. Maybe if viewers make a game out of it:
@cnnbrk over/under on how many times he says " let me be clear" is 78. Over/under on his use of "I"
— Milksy25 (@milksy25) September 19, 2016