A great question asked by the interviewer from NPR. The question had the president thinking for a while before he offered this; “I might just ask somebody, ‘Why do you want to do this?’ ” he said.
The president went on to say that being the most visible person on Earth gets old very quickly:
“And I suppose they would give a cliché answer because that’s what candidates do, but I will tell you as president, if you are interested just because you like the title or you like the trappings or you like the power or the fame or the celebrity, that side of it wears off pretty quick. At least it has for me.”