Obama Says It's Better To Serve One 'Good' Term Than Two Mediocre Ones : The Two-Way "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president," President Barack Obama told ABC News' Diane Sawyer during an interview that the network is airing in pieces on World News and Good Morning America.
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Obama Says It's Better To Serve One 'Good' Term Than Two Mediocre Ones

"I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president," President Barack Obama told ABC News' Diane Sawyer during an interview that the network is airing in pieces on World News and Good Morning America.

"You know, there is a tendency in Washington to believe our job description -- of elected officials -- is to get reelected. That's not our job description," Obama also said. "Our job description is to solve problems and to help people."

Here's a question for the group:

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