- - Thursday, January 5, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

President Obama claims that he would be elected to a third term if it were not prohibited (“Some big talk on the way out,” Web, Dec. 28). I’m 90 years old. I’ve lived through some of the best and some of the worst times in our history. I believe it has been reported that the country is now more divided than at any time since the Civil War.

Candidate Obama said the $4-trillion increase in the national debt under President George W. Bush was “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic.” He also said his presidency would be “a one-term deal” if he failed to reduce the debt by half during his first term. Considering that pledge and his colossal failure to keep it, how could a third term be justified in any case?

It seems a shame that the first highly significant government representative of minorities, especially to have gained the White House, should turn out to be a socialist. Surely there is a conservative African-American, male or female, who would be far more effective in uniting the country.

GLENN V. BRAUNER

Annapolis

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