Skip to comments.Should Hillary Clinton Challenge Obama in the Primaries?
Posted on 08/11/2011 9:08:27 AM PDT by McGruff
With a new poll showing that 32 percent of Democrats are eager for President Obama to be challenged by somebody in his own party, is it time for a Democrat to get into the 2012 primary?
Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said yes recently, though history frowns on challengers. Just ask the late Edward M. Kennedy who failed to knock off Jimmy Carter in 1980 as the former president faced economic troubles and bad polls similar to what Obama is up against.
Pew was out with a poll analysis yesterday that said "32% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they would like other Democrats to take on Obama for the nomination, while 59% say they would not."
Pew said that Obama is actually in a better situation than Bill Clinton was before his re-election. "Far fewer Democrats want to see Obama challenged for the nomination than supported a primary challenge to Bill Clinton in December 1994. At that time, 66% of Democrats and Democratic leaners wanted to see Clinton challenged, shortly after the GOP won control of Congress for the first time in 40 years."
But who would that challenger be and could they win?
she would hand his ass to him....easily....
you think? I would love to see the fight, but if she came out on top, the Dems would have an excuse to say “elect her, SHE didn’t cause the mess”
A. 90.76% Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
B. 0.0% Former Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean
C. 0.0% Sen. John Kerry
D. 1.68% Former Vice President Al Gore
E. 7.56% Nobody
John Kerry, who served in Viet Nam BTW, loses again.
If Hillary wins the presidency, what cabinet post will she give to Obama?
Unfortunately she would make a tougher race for us.
I voted for Howard “Belltower” Dean.
It would sure piss him off if he lost to Hillary but I don’t think she could win the election. It would be fun fight to watch though.
It’s a deceiving pol.
All the alternatives to Evita are people universally known for cheats, liars and incompetents.
Then Evita as President would be as bad and worse than “O” because she’d BE another “O “ ... but WITH a plan!
I wouldn't trust the independents not to go running after Hillary just like they ran after Obama. Independents don't think a whole lot and when the ads about the GOP wanting to kill grandma come out, they'll get all hopey and changey for Hillary.
economics czar ... I kid.
how many times does she have to beat the passive-aggressive, vindictive, nacrissistic creep ???
If it hadn't been for that little matter of murder in his back ground, he may have done it.
If she ran against him, she wouldn’t win because of the black vote. Plus, she was part of his administration. But it would severely weaken 0baMao in the general.
Ambassador to Kenya?
Of course!....then watch all the whack left come unglued!
and he's still at 0%.
Blacks would stay home. Dems can’t win without Black vote.
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