Skip to comments.Dems to Obama: Yeah, You Should Probably Just Quit
Posted on 11/21/2011 10:55:02 AM PST by Kaslin
At this point, President Obama has got to be sick of hearing about buyer's remorse from Democratic voters; and I'm sure Hillary Clinton is getting sick of hearing about why she should run against Obama in 2012, but the calls for Obama to step down and for Clinton to step up are only getting louder. Democratic pollsters Doug Schoen and Patrick Caddell have said Obama should step aside before, and they did it again over the weekend in the Wall Street Journal.
He should abandon his candidacy for re-election in favor of a clear alternative, one capable not only of saving the Democratic Party, but more important, of governing effectively and in a way that preserves the most important of the president's accomplishments. He should step aside for the one candidate who would become, by acclamation, the nominee of the Democratic Party: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Never before has there been such an obvious potential successor—one who has been a loyal and effective member of the president's administration, who has the stature to take on the office, and who is the only leader capable of uniting the country around a bipartisan economic and foreign policy.
Certainly, Mr. Obama could still win re-election in 2012. Even with his all-time low job approval ratings (and even worse ratings on handling the economy) the president could eke out a victory in November. But the kind of campaign required for the president's political survival would make it almost impossible for him to govern—not only during the campaign, but throughout a second term.
Put simply, it seems that the White House has concluded that if the president cannot run on his record, he will need to wage the most negative campaign in history to stand any chance. With his job approval ratings below 45% overall and below 40% on the economy, the president cannot affirmatively make the case that voters are better off now than they were four years ago. He—like everyone else—knows that they are worse off.
Even though Mrs. Clinton has expressed no interest in running, and we have no information to suggest that she is running any sort of stealth campaign, it is clear that she commands majority support throughout the country. A CNN/ORC poll released in late September had Mrs. Clinton's approval rating at an all-time high of 69%—even better than when she was the nation's first lady. Meanwhile, a Time Magazine poll shows that Mrs. Clinton is favored over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 17 points (55%-38%), and Texas Gov. Rick Perry by 26 points (58%-32%).
But this is about more than electoral politics. Not only is Mrs. Clinton better positioned to win in 2012 than Mr. Obama, but she is better positioned to govern if she does. Given her strong public support, she has the ability to step above partisan politics, reach out to Republicans, change the dialogue, and break the gridlock in Washington.
So, say Clinton does decide to jump in the race, which is highly unlikely, ObamaCare is still off the table for debate if Romney gets the GOP nomination; remember HillaryCare anyone?
No way in hell. He’s never had a better time and in his warped mind, there’s never been a better president.
I said it before and I’ll say it again.
Obama wants a deal, in exchange for quitting. Whether it be a cushy lifetime appointment someplace or millions of dollars or a guarentee that he won’t be prosecuted for high crimes or whatever.
He’s in the catbird seat and he knows it.
I’m sure that Pat Caddell is pretty-much considered a “turncloak” by the Democrat-Media elites. He’s pretty much discounted. If others start making this point... that would be News.
better not sprea this around he just might listen to them. we want to run against Obama.
Too ignorant and too arrogant.
Hillary is Obama's Veep for 2012.
I have no proof, however I suspect that it's been in the works for over a year.
Watch for Joe Biden to FAKE an illness, that would be my prediction (because the Dems are never honest about anything.)
I think that senior Democrat leaders, including Bill Clinton, have already had a closed door meeting with Barry where they confronted him with reams of polling data and asked him to step aside.
It is obvious that he told them all to go pound salt.
He is just too arrogant to go voluntarily. They may try
and use something surrounding the Solyndra or Fast and Furious scandals to try and force his hand.
Why would Obama quit?
The Republican choices are terrible, the media will propagandize and cover up for him, he's never going to be held accountable in a court of law or impeachment proceedings for his crimes and/or bad policies
And the #1 reason he won't quit is the America voters who were stupid enough to elect him are more than stupid enough to re-elect him.
His approval ratings should be in the teens at best, he doesn't deserve to win more than 5 states, yet as of now he is still the favorite to win again. Americans are just idiots.
Liberals fail to understand that Barry isn’t the primary problem, its their (and his) ideology thats broken. Even if Barry (unlikely) steps aside the replacement is going to be as bad or worse.
Too egotistical. In his mind, it’s not about party or country - it’s about HIM.
No, he's not ignorant, it is ALL about him.
Has any first term president decided not to run the next term?
Neil Kinnock disease?
***Watch for Joe Biden to FAKE an illness***
We have been watching Joe Biden fake a full brain cavity for three years.....
I fear you may be right.
That would give us two Marxist-Socialist Alinsky students, one (maybe both) Menopausal to bring about the complete destruction of our country.
Just imagine how proud we could be to have these folks running (ruining) America!
Chewbacka’s twin sister.
PRAY FOR AMERICA....HARD!!
Pray for the president’s life when the hard left starts rumbling that Obama has “Betrayed the revolution”.....
Another Glenn Beck prophecey to be proven true, and Glenn Beck ain;t no prophet, he just listens to the crazy people in their own words and takes them at face value.
Agreed, this article is wishful thinking.
Plus the communist will have a billion dollars collected from unions, trial lawyers, hollywood/entertainment filth, and certain elements of wall street that he can use to crush any opponent in a scorched earth campaign next year. At this point I am saying a 60-65% chance he wins* re-election.
Narcissist that he is, he is also an islamist on jihad. How often do they quit?
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