freedom, I’ve seen some speculate that O doesn’t plan to leave office but that would be pretty tough to pull off. Maybe more importantly why would he want to stay on? Just like the Clintons became fabulously wealthy after they left office, O will be able to do the same. The country didn’t suspend elections during the Civil War, nor any other period of war or economic depression. I think the only way in which elections could possibly be suspended would be if it were physically impossible. Grid down for example, and if that were the case, electing a new President would be a moot point anyway. And it should be noted that during the Civil War, the elections were held even though most of the Confederate States didn’t participate.