Skip to comments.Dan Rather: Obama "Almost Guaranteed" To Have Primary Challenger (video)
Posted on 12/06/2010 9:14:09 AM PST by i88schwartz
Dan Rather says if President Obama compromises on extending the Bush tax cuts, he will face a "political nightmare" of a primary challenger in 2012.
Rather says "many contributors" to the Democratic party are in shock and Obama only has 4-6 months to turn things around before they consider another candidate.
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Who is farther left than Barry? Gus Hall is dead.
He got them from a woman named Consuela that he met in a Texas FedExOffice.
RE: Dan Rather
The guy is still around ? Where does he broadcast and who listens to him nowadays?
Dan’s an idiot. Hillary’s presidential aspirations have have been permanently relegated to the dustbin of history. She will not be the first woman president: that will be a Republican.
No other LEFTIST could possibly run farther left than Obama. Dan Rather should go interview Jimmy Carter. Dan can keep asking the same questions and Jimmy could keep giving the same answers.
Is he still doing commentary on that stupid internet show? Does he get more than 5 viewers a night.?
Rather’s opinion or does he have another ‘memo’?
Maybe Ding Dong Dan will mount a challenge.
He’ll run a fake but accurate campaign.
Dan Rather Who?
BS. Unless Obama magically stops being half-black sometime in the near future, he fears a primary challenge like bear fears a bunny.
So long as Obama enjoys near 100% support from black Dems - and that is NOT going to change - no one can unseat him. Democrats (and especially the far left) made their racial-identity political bed, now that have to sleep with it.
(sorry - it had to be done)
Oh yeah- so-called ‘reporter’ who ran the ‘fake but accurate’ news about Bush (W) just before an election.
The one the Pajams Media TOOK OUT after years of bias.
He even stood by it after it was discovered to be fake based on his view that the so-called ‘facts’ were “right on the money”
I don't know that such a challenge from the left would be a good thing for Republicans. The challenge would surely fail, and would let Obama "triangulate" to an extent, and even try to pass himself off as a moderate.
"Shocked" at what?? EVERYONE knew the Kenyan was going to pull the pin on the grenade. Now they get the memo?
Well, Romney could run against him in the rat primaries.
As wacky leftist as Dean is, if he ran he’d come at Barry from the right.
Obama doesn’t have a chance of winning in 2012. Republicans hate him just as do the Democrats. He is another Specter.
Most Americans are extremely angry about the arrogance of Wall Street and how they are the only ones that have benefited from the huge obligations put on the US taxpayers by Bush and Obama and the Federal Reserve, even though they and the risks that they took were instrumental in causing this depression.
America would have been happy to have seen Goldman and these bankers strung up on a yardarm for what their have done. Instead Obama rewarded them because they own him and installed him.
LOL. If the guy can’t even win in his own state, I’m not sure how serious a presidential candidate he can possibly be.
More pearls of wisdom from gunga dan the news man.
You forgot to mention Marx, Lenin and Stalin.
and with any luck it will be Dan....that would be fun!
Lyndon Johnson/Eugene McCarthy. Resigned.
Gerald Ford/Ronald Reagan. Defeated.
Jimmy Carter/Ted Kennedy. Defeated.
George H.W. Bush/Pat Buchanan. Defeated.
A Leftist third party challenge or strong Democrat party challenger would be the best scenario for the election of a real conservative like Palin.
This is the type of third party candidate I can believe in. The Left is growing weary of 0bama mostly because of his core incompetency. 0bama does not know the art of deception is mandatory for the political survival of Leftist even in a waning republic. 0bama has failed to “look tough” or play the populist well enough like that rascal slick Willie.
It’s not enough to be ruthless. A Leftist must be ruthless but also smart enough to appear compassionate.
I like what you say except for Bloomberg. He would stand no chance of winning and he would draw votes from Independents. RATS would all vote for the Head RAT but remember what happened 2000—Ross perot enabled Bill Clinton to become President with less than 50% of the vote.
I say the dems should give Haywire Howard Dean another go.
1992, but point well taken.
Typing too fast! ;)
Rather might be correct, but a from-the-left challenge would only AID Obama in staging “triangulation.”
LOL Thanks for the laugh. Dan Rather was to be the new Edward R. Murrow: leftist, arrogant, one-sided, biased propaganist—but without a fully functioning brain.
A Democratic Party that ditched the incumbent, first-ever black President in favor of some white alternative would be cutting its own throat with its single largest voting bloc. Some marginal alternative candidate may run, but the Democratic Party establishment must back Obama. Better for them to lose in 2012 and live to fight another day than to alienate black voters.
For better or worse, they're stuck with the Zero in 2012.
Just goes to show ya - ya never know.
Agreed. I don’t think there will be a challenger but if there is the likelihood of a candidate to the left of the president on taxes, and a candidate from the right are about equal.
That’s a very good point. The big difference is that Nixon never served as governor of California, while Feingold was a long-standing incumbent U.S. Senator who got thrown out on his @ss in November. I think the two different scenarios have far different implications for the future political aspirations of the people involved.
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