This is a question I ask as President Obama heads for elections in four weeks.
Robert Mugabe has been in power for 32 years but it looks he might outlast Obama. Why and How since he was considered by some as the most evil man in the world after Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.
In a 10 600-word article I explore why and how Mugabe has survived the Western onslaught. Mugabe has outlasted his main rivals, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Australian Prime Minister John Howard and United States President George Bush. This story looks at how he did this and why.
Mugabe even surprised himself because on April 1, 2008, he conceded defeat to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai. He was supposed to officially announce this on April 2 by giving his concession speech which was to be followed by Tsvangiraiís victory speech.
That never happened. Today Mugabe remains President.