He will not run as the president dealing with the overspending problem he exacerbated, but as a commentator on the passing scene.
Said an African American commentator who preferred not to be identified: “Phil Griffin loves hiring white Irish guys.”
The CNN commentator points to the latest Gallup poll, in which 54 percent of those surveyed say government is doing too much.
late 14c., "writer of commentaries," agent noun in Latin form from comment or commentary (Latin commentator meant "inventor, author"). Middle English also had a noun commentate, attested from early 15c. Meaning "writer of notes or expository comments" is from 1640s; sense of "one who gives commentary" (originally in sports) is from 1928.
"Well, Jem, what is a commentator?["]--"Why," was Jem's reply, "I suppose it must be the commonest of all taturs." ["Smart Sayings of Bright Children," collected by Howard Paul, 1886]