[caption id="attachment_142495" align="aligncenter" width="4867"] In this Sunday, July 26, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama waves goodbye to the crowd, underneath American and Kenyan flags, after delivering a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File) 


While discussing Africa’s Democratic system in a speech given in Ethiopia, President Barack Obama said 2016 would be his to win if he was allowed to enter the presidential race. 

"I have to also say that Africa’s democratic progress is also at risk when leaders refuse to step aside when their terms end. Now, let me be honest with you -- I do not understand this.  I am in my second term.  It has been an extraordinary privilege for me to serve as President of the United States.  I cannot imagine a greater honor or a more interesting job.  I love my work," Obama said.

"But under our Constitution, I cannot run again. I can't run again.  I actually think I'm a pretty good President -- I think if I ran I could win. But I can't."

Though he claims to know the law in this case, Obama isn't always the best at playing by the rules.