"The vultures are beginning to circle," writes Steve Chapman, a member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board.
"But there is good news for the president. I checked the Constitution, and he is under no compulsion to run for re-election.
"He can scrap the campaign, bag the fundraising calls, and never watch another Republican debate as long as he's willing to vacate the premises by Jan. 20, 2013."
Hat tip: David Martosko, executive editor, The Daily Caller