As of noon on January 20, 2017, Barack Obama will join the ranks for former presidents (and the fifth still alive). For some ex-Oval Office occupants, the transition is smooth, and they generally leave political life behind for good.
We could not come up with a more powerful metaphor for the Obama presidency than this video. As terrorists blow up over 300 people in Belgium, war rages in the Middle East, and the nation struggles with its future political course, Mr. Obama hits the dance floor.
We're not so churlish as to deny presidents the right to get away from the pressures of the office from time to time.
But this...it gives the impression that Mr. Obama is marking time until he leaves office.