Why does an incumbent President need to campaign?

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    Seriously. Americans expect their President to do his job...that's what he is being paid for. We don't pay for our President to make campaign stops on the back of air force one, and talk about all the greatness he has done (whether or not that is the case). An incumbent should be confident enough to let his or her record speak for itself and besides joining the challenger for a few debates near election time, do some fucking work for a change. This isn't directed JUST at Obama but it would be nice to see him actually show a sprinkle of character.
     
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    So an incumbant should just let the slings and arrows from his/her political opponent go unanswered?

    That would be mighty convenient for the people who don't want the incumbent to get re-elected.

    Why don't incumbents just drop out of the election? That's what you really are asking, isn't it? But only the incumbents you don't like, of course.
     
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    Yeah Bush never campaigned while in office huh?
     
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    Why can a record not speak for itself? If it did that would show confidence, would it not? Why can't a President just say maybe in an address or something, "Hey guys I busted my ass for you these past four years, if you want to see the details of it be sure to check out my website, and if you don't think I did good enough vote for the other guy." I think it shows an extreme lack of character and confidence when an incumbent has to fly around and beg people to vote for him based on emotional appeals and smears.
     
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    This is a classic example of just how incapable of being fair the republican base is.

    These people do not see playing fair as a value
     
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    If you could actually read, you would see I said "This doesn't go just for Obama." But you are too big of a hack and frankly, a fucking lunatic, to resist the urge to just jump in and say "BUSH!" It's ok. You are psychotic and a waste of life, but hey...that's your right. Continue on.
     
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    How is it fair for a challenger to have to spend campaign money and an incumbent who should be doing a job spending tax payer money to go out and beg for votes? Explain that to me, lunatic.
     
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    Go get the post where you said the same thing when Bush was running.

    You are transparent you idiot
     
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    A record.
     
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    This is a perfect example of holding President Obama to totally different standards than any president before him has had to. Thank you for providing it.
     
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