Obama: I won't run in 2016

 

At least one high-profile Democrat won't be challenging Hillary Clinton for the party's nomination in 2016.

President Obama was asked Thursday if he would ever consider running for a third presidential term during a town-hall meeting Thursday in Minnesota. 

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But the president said even if the 22nd Amendment — which limits presidents to two terms — didn't exist, he'd still be out of the running.

"Not only the Constitution bars it, but Michelle bars it — and you can’t change Michelle’s mind," Obama quipped.

Last month, a satirical website suggesting the president was launching a campaign for a third term briefly made waves on the internet. The article, from a website called the National Report, gained enough prominence that fact-checking website PolitiFact devoted a story to shooting it down.

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