Barack Obama may want to get back to Chicago when he’s done doing all his presidenting, but he can’t go. That means he won’t get to sit with mayor and former cabinet member Rahm Emanuel and watch the (world champion?) Cubs next year either, at least not in Windy City seats. Instead he’ll be hanging around DC because he made a commitment to his family. His youngest daughter Sasha still has high school to complete and they’ve agreed that she’ll remain at Sidwell Friends to finish.
Obama joked on Jimmy Kimmel that hanging around DC after the presidency he’ll be “like the old guy at the bar where you went to high school… still think he’s cool.” The other option, of course, could be a Supreme Court position. Obama — a Harvard Law grad and former constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago — wouldn’t be the first former president to join the Supreme Court. William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States, was appointed Chief Justice of SCOTUS after his term.