President Barack Obama yesterday said that he may go back to community organizing when he leaves the White House on January 20, 2017.
Bloomberg Politics reports:
The most powerful man in the world wants to return to community organizing after he hands over the keys to the White House in 2017, he told middle-school students at a public library in Washington’s Anacostia neighborhood today.
“I’ll be done being president in a couple of years and I’ll still be a pretty young man,” he said. “And so I’ll go back to doing the kinds of work I was doing before, just trying to find ways to help people.”
Obama, who will be 55 years old when he leaves office in 2017, said his post-presidential agenda includes helping children get educations and better access to the job market, and luring businesses into low-income neighborhoods. Just out of college, he worked on Chicago’s South Side as a community organizer, a career choice that earned him much derision from conservative quarters.
“That’s the kind of work that I really love to do,” he said, after one child asked what inspired him to seek the presidency.
When did he actually stop? He certainly hasn’t played the part of a Commander-in-Chief for the last six years. Also I wonder if he plans to do this in Hawaii. I just don’t see him going back to Chicago.