Skip to comments.Fmr. Clinton Adviser: 'Very Possible' Obama Will Bow Out of Presidential Race - For Now
Posted on 09/29/2011 3:46:53 PM PDT by Rudder
In an interview with conservative radio icon Sean Hannity, former President Clinton adviser and campaign manager Dick Morris stated that, after speaking with a Democratic strategist, he thinks it is very possible that President Obama might acquiesce to requests from the Democratic leadership in Congress and bow out of the 2012 race, leaving the door open for him to return sometime in the future.
I asked a top Democratic strategist the other day and he thought that it was possible that, in January, Harry Reid comes to Obama and says, Look you cost us control of the House last year, youre going to cost us control of the Senate this year. For the good of the party you have to step aside said Morris.
And, then, (Obama) pulls a Lyndon Johnson, he says Im fighting to solve the recession, and problem is because of partisanship and my re-election people reject everything I say because of partisanship, so Im going to not run for president and focus my full time attention on solving this recession and then go out popular, Morris added.
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Gee, even his own kind don't want him.
This will never happen. He will be on the ballot next year.
Every Democrat should stand down after what they’ve done to this country.
Could his ego handle this?
I don’t see Obama as backing down.
What do you say ml/nj?
“It’s a trap!”
don’t believe anything leftists say
I believe it’s more likely that he’ll declare martial law and cancel the election by Imperial Edict than that he’d not run a second time. His ego could NEVER let him not run.
Does the Clinton mob have the goods on him?
IOW, he’ll run.
You are right. Morris’ ability to predict the future is not only zero, it is negative. Take the opposite! On the other hand, I’ve always found him reasonably astute at assessing past events and trying to make sense of them.
I had sort of mixed emotions that time, but won't this time!!!
with all this homo crap being talked about form the white house and appeasing them then maybe he was caught having sex with a donkey or another man.
Explains why MO is always angry anyway.
He can’t step down the investigations will destroy him forever....he needs to try and win to keep the investigations under control.
Wont happen. BHO is a narcissist, with delusions of godhood. He will just become more strident and angry until he explodes. More dems will start calling for him to not run and/or step down. BHO has enough money to run even if he never had another fundraiser and 90% of the country turns against him.
If Obama runs and loses, he's finished.
If Obama steps down and finishes with better popularity than now, he still is eligible for one more term. He could try another run in 8 years.
He would still be eligible even if he loses, but then he'd have the stain of being a losing president trying to run again.
I have to question the opinion of anyone who describes Sean Hannity as a “radio icon”.
The big government elitists would never have floated a trial balloon for something this immoral and unconstitutional, would they?
You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we wont hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. The one good thing about Raleigh is that for so many years we worked across party lines. Its a little bit more contentious now but its not impossible to try to do whats right in this state. You want people who dont worry about the next election.
- NC Governor Bev Perdue (Democrat - obviously)
This could be a win-win.
The Democrats say the Tea Party [which rules the GOP] created too racist an environment for O to run.
Obama avoids losing and slurs the Right at the same time.
In the meantime, the Dims get to choose someone more likely to win.
Zero goes down in history as a modern martyr.
The only way he would decide not to run is if he could be persuaded that it was for the good of the Democrat Party. He certainly doesn’t give a damn about the Nation.
solves 2 problems:
1. no liberal will want to be seen deposing a black man—that’s racism.
2. the party will not destroy themselves in a primary fight.
They have been very busy setting the stage for Hillary. Obama won’t even know what hit him.
Correct, a perfect negative barometer.
If Morris says it could happen, it probably won’t.
The only way he'll step aside will be if he has what is (in his mind) a better offer. If the Dems could somehow make a backroom deal for him to become Secretary General of the U.N., Obama can save face and spin it into an opportunity to do "great things for all mankind." They could then nominate Hillary, along with a black running mate to hopefully keep black voters in their camp. Admittedly, this scenario is far fetched, but the Dems are growing more desperate by the day.
No. Democrats have to go down with the ship in 2012 with him at the helm. To do otherwise would be to risk putting the black demographic into play, and there are too many congressional districts, governorships, cites, etc that would swing to the republicans if that happened. It could turn them into a permanent minority party.
“He cant step down the investigations will destroy him forever....he needs to try and win to keep the investigations under control.”
Nah, I doubt Republicans will want to bother going after him if he is already out of office. It seems there are only 2 or 3 Republicans in Congress who care to investigate him even while he is still in office, actively trying to sink the country. Once he is gone, nobody will want to keep at it and get tarred in the media for wasting taxpayer dollars beating a dead horse.
Barak Obama is a malignant narcissist. He would rather destroy the US than back down. Go ahead, google it.
100% chance that Obama is running. Anyone that believes otherwise is a moron to be ignored
I could go for that.
We're supposed to be too dumb to realize that right now Hillary is in the catbird seat because W wouldn't investigate the Clintons, and not investigaing Obama is just setting us up for another round later?
ITA... if he could some how be GUARANTEED the UNSC position, he would gladly “move up” so that he would have the opportunity to spread communism world-wide. Otherwise, he will stay on as captain of a sinking ship, all the while blaming the evil tea party as the racist iceberg that sunk him.
Can his golf game handle it.
He’ll take no deal short of SCOTUS Justice.
Since when has he given a d*mn about the Democrat party?
Remember how he siphoned off all the donations to his own
campaign and left the other candidates running for office
sucking wind? (Not that I cared at the time.)
Well, first of all, I honored that you would ask.
I think Dick Morris is a schmuck, so I don't pay ANY attention to what he says. My own guess is that he has some fondness for Bill but dislikes Hillary, but he would never let his personal ambition get in the way of any of this.
As for Hillary (and Bill) I think she would stab Obama in the back as long as she could do so in some way where she thought the Schvatzas wouldn't understand. She is a low-life, conniving scum, potentially more dangerous than Obama himself.
I hope this answers your question.
Morris is usually right however I disagree with him on this. obama is too much of a narcissist and meglomaniac to bow out on his own.
If the dems want him to go they will have to do it in a primary. The implication of a primary contest for the dems would be that even obama is too toxic and liberal for them. The third and fourth order effects for the dems are too numerous to hash out here.
The blacks will never abandon Obama. He is an icon for them.
The left is delusional if they think they can get him off the ticket. Remember, many blacks are well steeped in the culture of victimhood and racism. They have been continually encouraged to respond to every problem with the reflex of the attitude that evil white republicans are against them, and that makes anything want fair.
Even if Obama willingly steps down, my gut is the blacks will be furious. Their reaction will be “The man” isn’t going to give their guy a chance, and they are all racist.
That is one of the most un-American statements I have ever read. That woman must not have a brain in her head....
OH GOSH, NOT THIS CRAP AGAIN!! Dick must be high on Toe Jam again! OZERO would never quit! They like their wh EBT perks too much!
The dems are utterly dependent on the black vote. Dumping Obama would be tough. Even if he “voluntarily” stepped down, it would turn off a lot of Holder’s people. Probably not a viable strategy.
But then he'd have to discuss his legal career and explain why he surrendered his license ....