But that's exactly my point. If Obama has any further political-related ambition after his presidency, he won't kick the party in the groin on his way out. If he is re-elected, he has to deal with a Congress that faces their own re-election in two years, so if he hopes to get
The only thing I will trust to a politician is their ambition. As long as I have some control over their furture (by voting), I have some control over what they do. A lame duck president is not something I desire now. I would rather have someone who needs my approval (vote) in four years. There are no more national political office that Obama can run for after president. His next job, either in 2013 or in four years, will be an appointment.