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Why Obama May Pass on Reelection
Business Insider ^ | August 17, 2011 | Russell Halley

Posted on 08/17/2011 6:24:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Political observers of a certain age will remember the night of March 31 1968. At the very end of a long speech about the Vietnam War, President Johnson shocked the nation with his announcement that “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.”

Don’t be surprised if Obama makes a similar announcement.

To understand why, its worth looking at how we got the President we have.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


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Very interesting article.
1 posted on 08/17/2011 6:24:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

He won’t step down. But he is responsible for a jobless, housingless “recovery.” He should go.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com


2 posted on 08/17/2011 6:28:46 AM PDT by Squidster
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To: ilovesarah2012

If Obama not seeking re-election is the premise, the article is garbage. Obama is a narcissist, it would be impossible for him to NOT seek re-election.

I would bet a lot on that.


3 posted on 08/17/2011 6:28:54 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

He may be in the Big House by the time the next election rolls around...


4 posted on 08/17/2011 6:30:14 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: ilovesarah2012

This is wishful and fanciful thinking. “The One” not seek re-election? Are you kidding me?? Seriously? A better question will be if/when he loses re-election, will we have to send the Secret Service in to drag him and Moochelle out of the White House kicking and screaming while having a death grip on the front door.


5 posted on 08/17/2011 6:32:32 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: brownsfan

I figure if it looks like there is no way Obama will be re-elected, the people who control him may make sure someone runs against him - or he can decide not to seek re-election on his own.

But the best part of the article is:

Four years on, there is a small but growing rumbling in the political underground that Obama was chosen precisely because of his light weight. The argument is that he was promoted over Hillary because he would be malleable and would “lead from behind”. In other words, he’d follow.

Party elders sensed that his charisma, effective speaking style and inspiring tale as a bi-racial success story made him a product they could sell to the voters. After the sale, he’d be easy to control.


6 posted on 08/17/2011 6:33:05 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: brownsfan

Spot on, friend.


7 posted on 08/17/2011 6:33:33 AM PDT by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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To: ilovesarah2012

HA-HA-HA, dream on!

Maybe Pelosi will quit too, and Reid...LOL

If Obama does actually get re-elected he will inherit one hell-of-a-mess from himself.


8 posted on 08/17/2011 6:33:53 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: ilovesarah2012
LMAO!!!!When monkeys fly will this ego monger step down.He has it in his head he will be saved by his crooked friends and become president again..We don't need to sit around and hold our breath for this moron to do something like that..
9 posted on 08/17/2011 6:34:59 AM PDT by PLD
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To: ilovesarah2012
Obama is either a:

1.) malignant narcissist, or a

2.) megalomaniac. Or both.

In any case, he is not connected to reality. In his warped mind, he is a success.

10 posted on 08/17/2011 6:36:36 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Mr. Obama is very, very proud. Even though he has no sand.

He is also devoid of a sense of humor.

Chose not to run?

Believe it when I see it.


11 posted on 08/17/2011 6:36:53 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

For all we know, a deal may have already been cut for him to walk away scott free!


12 posted on 08/17/2011 6:37:54 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: sauropod

read


13 posted on 08/17/2011 6:41:36 AM PDT by sauropod (ObaMao: Let them eat peas!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

He is too arrogant to make this decision on his own but could potentially be forced or blackmailed into it by the Clintons and other high-powered Democrats who fear for their party’s future.

The Buffalo News ran a stunning editorial yesterday calling for him to be replaced. Look for the leak-and-drip campaign to gather steam.


14 posted on 08/17/2011 6:42:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ilovesarah2012

Campaigning and community organizing is all the narcissist knows, but he’s going to not run in 2012?


15 posted on 08/17/2011 6:44:26 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That’s what I expect. Obama is not a leader. He is a follower and does not make decisions on his own.


16 posted on 08/17/2011 6:44:46 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
LBJ was a bully not a narcissist. 0 will run again and agian for the rest of his life. He is Clinton with a mean, petty streak. He cannot stand to be out of the limelight.

Dilbert.com

17 posted on 08/17/2011 6:45:35 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I think Hillary will run and get the nomination.


18 posted on 08/17/2011 6:45:37 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: brownsfan
"Obama is a narcissist, it would be impossible for him to NOT seek re-election."

Beyond that, any inkling of retirement on his part would cause him to be slapped into reality by Michele who relishes living like royalty and playing the privileged elitist role to the hilt.

She is probably the one behind all the early fundraisers going on and will fight tooth and nail to hold onto those perks for as long as possible.


19 posted on 08/17/2011 6:46:03 AM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“pass”

Is that a new term, meaning lose in a landslide?


20 posted on 08/17/2011 6:46:48 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: ilovesarah2012
People are saying there's no way he'd not run...he's a narcissist.

But that's exactly why he may very well consider not running...if his poll numbers are that bad and everyone hates him, his narcissism may not allow him to face a terrible defeat.

Too early to tell, but I think him stepping down is at least a possibility.

21 posted on 08/17/2011 6:47:43 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: ilovesarah2012

He just took possession of two taxpayer funded campaign buses and took them out on the campaign trail.


22 posted on 08/17/2011 6:48:00 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Squidster

“The argument is that he was promoted over Hillary because he would be malleable and would “lead from behind”. In other words, he’d follow.”

I think it was science fiction writer Larry Niven who created the Puppeteers. The Puppeteers were a race of herbivores. The leader was the Hind Most, who lead from behind. The least valuable members of Puppeteer society went at the head of the heard where the predators were while the leaders stayed safe at the rear. I think that’s appropriate for the Hind Most in the White House. Arugula rocks!

Also, I don’t remember any magazines where any Republican president was shown air-brushed in as some other president. I suspect they’re doing that because without the seasoning of another image, Obama is politically unpalatable. I suspect Lincoln would be upset to have his image air-brushed with a scalawag carpetbagger. FDR would definitely veto the comparison if he could.

And, my last thought, Obama can’t even be ordered by his handlers to give the “will not accept speech.” He is living in a fantasy world and will continue to embarrass us as Jimmy Carter has in his declining years. Except, Obama will have many, many more opportunities as he’s much younger.


23 posted on 08/17/2011 6:48:26 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: brownsfan

As a narcissist, I would think his ego would prevent him from running and suffering the ultimate humiliation of being defeated!


24 posted on 08/17/2011 6:50:49 AM PDT by moondoggie
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To: P-Marlowe

Unless his next gig will be as the operator of a Greyhound Bus, I don’t think he is planning on stepping down, NO WAY.

What we need to fear is where he issues an edict after the election declaring himself president for life.


25 posted on 08/17/2011 6:52:30 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: ilovesarah2012
The Stock Market would soar and there would be dancing in the streets!

FUBO GTFO 2012 !

26 posted on 08/17/2011 6:53:32 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Don’t be surprised if Obama makes a similar announcement.

No Way in Hades he will make that announcement!!!
Even though you never send a boy to do a man’s job, the guy is too much of a narcissist to ever do anything such as suggested. You can take that to the bank!!


27 posted on 08/17/2011 6:53:44 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: ilovesarah2012

I don’t know, in 1968 there were protestors on the streets shouting Hey Hey Ho Ho LBJ has got to GO! Eugene McCarthy and Bobby Kennedy were already challenging him.

There’s a famous photo of LBJ taken in the White House that showed him with his head in his hands, looking defeated and exhausted.

It was really no wonder he didn’t run for re-election.

I don’t see Obama as being in anywhere near this situation.


28 posted on 08/17/2011 6:54:02 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: ilovesarah2012

The Zero is totally and completely unable to put is personal interests aside for the good of his party or country.

The whole premise is bogus.


29 posted on 08/17/2011 6:55:05 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

No Won is stepping down!


30 posted on 08/17/2011 6:57:40 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: jocon307

BIG difference between Johnson and baraq.

Johnson had emotional ties to this country and it’s citizens. He also paid attention to pols and the media at the time was against the Vietnam war. He was micromanaging the war. So he did not have a media openly campaigning for him.

baraq is a foreigner and is on a mission to destroy us.

baraq will not pass on running for a second term. He would have to give up all the perks of living like a king. Plus moochele let him.


31 posted on 08/17/2011 6:59:22 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’ve been saying this for weeks now, but my reasononing is that as it becomes more and more obvious that comrade zero will lose worse than fritz mondale, all of the corrupt unemployable scumbag dhim politicians who normally ride the coattails will want to get as far away as possible.


32 posted on 08/17/2011 7:02:18 AM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: swain_forkbeard
I think Hillary will run and get the nomination.

I learned from FR that the Baraqqi regime (aka Chicago Mob) has some type of tactical nuke they can use on the Clintons if needed. That's why Hillary was never willing to use Baraq's extremely dubious past history against him in the 08 primaries.

Between the FBI files and their vaunted private detective operation, you know the Clinton's had all the info on Baraq, but for some reason were unwilling to use it.

33 posted on 08/17/2011 7:05:57 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: brownsfan

Obama is a narcissist, it would be impossible for him to NOT seek re-election.

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By the same token, if he knew he had no chance to win, his narcisism wouldn’t allow him to run because of the humiliation he would suffer by the loss.


34 posted on 08/17/2011 7:07:23 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: moondoggie

“As a narcissist, I would think his ego would prevent him from running and suffering the ultimate humiliation of being defeated!”

If he’s sure to be defeated, I’d imagine he would drop out, to make it appear to be his choice.

But if it’s close, he won’t be able to imagine not taking “his rightful place” as king, er, president, of the US.


35 posted on 08/17/2011 7:08:22 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: sickoflibs

If Obama does actually get re-elected he will inherit one hell-of-a-mess from himself.

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He would still blame Bush!


36 posted on 08/17/2011 7:09:52 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: ilovesarah2012
To all of you poo pooing this article, consider that he may bow out for just the reasons you say he won't. Once it becomes clear that he will LOSE, he will not run. He can bow out a winner in his own mind. He didn't lose, he retired. He accomplished all his goals in his first term so no need to run for a second. (LIES of course, but what's new about that). Better to bow out with dignity than to be THROWN OUT in a landslide, (what would that do to his self esteem?).

BUT........ The real reason is closer to post #3. Sept 14th the U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii (Hawaii)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:11-mc-00158-SOM -RLP, will REQUIRE the state of Hawaii to allow Orly Taitz and her forensic team to examine Barack Obama’s birth records.

Game, set, match! No more “standing” issue, no more “privacy” issue, no more “state laws” issues. The jig is up! (jig is an Irish reference).

They will be ordered to comply with the lawful subpoenas that they were served with, IMMEDIATELY.

37 posted on 08/17/2011 7:14:56 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: nascarnation

And just like last time, neither side will drop the big one. It’s MAD, so it’s a standoff in the dirt game, I guess.


38 posted on 08/17/2011 7:16:11 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I really admire your optimism, but don’t get my hopes up.
He really does however
Melissa


39 posted on 08/17/2011 7:16:21 AM PDT by mel
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To: faucetman

http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/


40 posted on 08/17/2011 7:18:21 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Obama is far too narcissistic not to run for reelection. Even if he wavered, his boss Soros wouldn’t hear of his declining another four years.

Obama pull an LBJ and call it a day? Never happen.


41 posted on 08/17/2011 7:18:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: gunnyg
For all we know, a deal may have already been cut for him to walk away scott free!

I'd almost be inclined to accept that deal if it meant a guarantee of ridding the country of his entire poisonous regime.

42 posted on 08/17/2011 7:21:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: P-Marlowe
" He just took possession of two taxpayer funded campaign buses and took them out on the campaign trail"

I'm kinda new to this deal but is Obama, as president, supposed to be campaigning during working hours? Is (taxpayer funded)campaigning for office more than a year before the election even legal? It seems at least an ethics violation to be campaigning for himself and his party when the campaign is being underwritten by democrats, republicans, independents and so forth.

I suppose this is another case of "no controlling legal authority" coupled by the acquiessence of the spineless quislings in the republican leadership and the lickspittle, bootlicking mainstream press.

Just asking . . .

43 posted on 08/17/2011 7:24:03 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: sickoflibs
"...If Obama does actually get re-elected he will inherit one hell-of-a-mess from himself..."

You just created a great bumper sticker!
  If Obama Gets Re-elected He'll Inherit a Hell of a Mess from Himself.  

44 posted on 08/17/2011 7:25:57 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (By God, we will not squander what has been given us!)
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To: frankenMonkey

...although a bit of a lengthy one!


45 posted on 08/17/2011 7:27:00 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (By God, we will not squander what has been given us!)
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To: ScottinVA

“I’d almost be inclined to accept that deal if it meant a guarantee of ridding the country of his entire poisonous regime. “
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??????

are we yet free of the effects of the lincoln regime...


46 posted on 08/17/2011 7:28:50 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You just know all the Dems who count are looking at their internal polling and seeing their party plunging into a black hole. And we all know they keep massive dirt files on one another which come in handy at “persuasion time”.

One of these days the call will come. “Coach wants to see you, bring your playbook”.


47 posted on 08/17/2011 7:30:09 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ilovesarah2012

lol, no way obama gives this gig up, willingly.


48 posted on 08/17/2011 7:31:21 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Girlene

Do you really believe Obama makes his own decisions? Remember, he couldn’t even decide whether or not to kill Bin Laden. If his bosses tell him he has to go, he goes. They won’t let him destroy the democratic party for his ego.


49 posted on 08/17/2011 7:35:26 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
LBJ quit running because he was not going to win his own primary.

He already was facing challengers, if he had thought, for even a moment, that he would have won the primary, he would have taken his chances.

Zero has made sure there will be no primary challenger, no one will dare try and run against him, if they do so, the punishment would be so severe, their political career would be destroyed as well as that of anyone who worked for them or with them or supported them.

Zero has already started running for re-election, he won't stop, until we make him stop.

50 posted on 08/17/2011 7:40:44 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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