President Barack Obama says he’s got four years to re-energize the U.S. economy before voters pass judgment and decide whether his will be a one-term presidency or a re-election.
But the new U.S. leader said he welcomes the challenge of being held accountable for his actions in office.
“Look, I’m at the start of my administration. One nice thing about the situation I find myself in is that I will be held accountable. You know, I’ve got four years,” Obama said in an interview with NBC.
He predicted that a year from now it would become apparent that “we’re starting to make some progress. But there’s still going to be some pain out there.”