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This Golden State Podcast: Is It Too Soon to Miss President Obama?

Two political observers weigh a legacy that hasn't even finished playing out yet.

President Obama on Air Force One.

This Golden State is a podcast from veteran broadcast journalist Randy Shandobil. Click above to play.


As longtime broadcast journalist Randy Shandobil observed recently in the Chronicle, it's entirely possible "to miss somebody who is still here, to feel nostalgic for a president who still holds office." In this episode of Shandobil's podcast, This Golden State, two political observers—Stanford's Bruce Cain and USC's Dan Schnur—ruminate on President Obama's impending exit from office. In a world without term limits, would the nation actually want Obama to stay? One thing's for sure: Even if he could run (and win) again, the long-term consequences of the previous eight years won't be clear for a long, long time. 



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