I had a funny conversation today with a reporter in D.C. A lot of people, including me, have been calling for Obama to resign, although in my case it is so that he can be sent off to the Hague for trial. But the reporter I was talking to posited the question–is resignation because of boredom beyond the realm of the possible for a president who seems inclined to quit when things get boring? His recent trip to Germany, which included giving† a nazi salute in Berlin, shows that Obama is really just going through the motions. He has reduced the term “lame duck” to a new art form, and he clearly isn’t enjoying his job. Here in Massachusetts, we have seen governors turn the corner office into a revolving door– a simple entryway to something better. Why is it so strange to wonder if Obama might not consider dropping out now, finding something more lucrative, boosting the party’s chances of holding the White House in 2016 by leaving in place a president or vice president that would then be the automatic front runner? I think a lot has changed since resignation was equated with disgrace. In our new ADD era, quitting is just another way of saying “I’m bored” and “I’d like to start collecting hefty speaking fees before I look entirely like Uncle Ben.”† He’s got three years to go, and seems to be totally out of gas. In our new era of self-gratification, where is the advantage of Obama toughing this out?