February 6, 2012

I deserve second term: Barack Obama

Buoyed by the signs of improvement in the American economy, US President Barack Obama has said that he deserves another term.

"I deserve a second term," Obama, who is seeking re-election in the November presidential polls, told NBC news in an interview.

A portion of interview was aired during the Super Bowl today and full interview would be telecast tomorrow.

Obama was responding to a question on his remarks during an interview before the 2009 Super Bowl in which he had said that he will be a one-term president if the economy does not improve by then.

"If I don't have this done in three years, then it's going to be a one-term proposition," he had then said.

In his interview, Obama referred to latest figures which reflected there is improvement in the economy.

"We've got to boost up American manufacturing, so that all our manufacturing is building again and selling overseas. We've got to make sure that we're pushing American energy ... and we've got to make sure the skills of American workers are the best in the world," Obama said.

"We've made progress, and the thing right now is to just make sure we don't starting turning in a new direction that could throw that progress off," said the US President.