Conspiracy theory:

2008: Obama and Hillary agree to allow Obama to take nomination and Hillary becomes SecState. Obama becomes president and enacts liberal dream policies knowing approval numbers will tank and reelect won’t happen.

Hillary comes in to rescue the country for 2012. Looks moderate and even conservative compared to Obama, but liberal policies already in place. She gets to be president at least 4 years and probably 8. Obama gets to be the celebrity he’s always wanted to be and no longer needs to work. He can start his TV and lecture circuit and live the good life.

via Talk of Obama Not Running in 2012 . . . in Chicago? – By Jim Geraghty – The Campaign Spot – National Review Online.

Well, the guy does have a interesting sense of humor.