In the days following Donald Trump’s inauguration it’s going to be very interesting to see how outgoing President Obama deals with his former President status.
Most former chief executives from my generation from Johnson to the Bush’s have found it acceptable to write books, dedicate libraries in their honor, and things of that sort.
Most have declined to say much about their successors work perhaps to preserve their own legacies.
There have been exceptions of course.
Bill Clinton couldn’t have been much more involved than he was in his wife’s unsuccessful White House campaign.
Jimmy Carter has worked extensively as the face of Habitat for Humanity and as an international diplomat.
I suspect because of his relative young age and celebrity status, President Obama will find it difficult to simply fade into the sunset.
He will likely have a lucrative career in public speaking.
I can’t imagine what a life-changing experience it will be to wake up on January 21st in another house other than the White House.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be happy waking up on inauguration day, and every day after, in the same house.
That’s the way I see it.