Skip to comments.Will Obama Pull an LBJ and Drop Out?
Posted on 05/24/2012 5:58:12 AM PDT by netmilsmom
In 1968, the political world was shocked when President Lyndon Johnson, running for reelection just four years after a landslide victory, was held beneath 50% of the vote in the Democrat primary in New Hampshire. Sen. Eugene McCarthy scored a shocking 41.5% of the vote against the incumbent President.
The result confirmed Johnson's weakness going into the November general election. Within weeks, Sen. Robert Kennedy announced he would seek the Democrat nomination for President and Johnson announced that he would not. LBJ was bowing out of his reelection bid.
Today, the Obama reelection campaign is reeling from his disastrous performance in the Democrat primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky.
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Pie-in-the-sky. Obama is a serial, clinical narcissist. This will NOT happen.
More likely an October Surprise of some sort.
O’s leftist, anti-colonial, and Islamic Messiah complex and Mooch’s Marie Antoinette attitudes won’t let him/them quit.
He might want to graduate to UN President of the World, but can’t on such short notice. He won’t drop out—he’ll intensify the negative campaign and ramp up the vote-stealing effort.
sheriff arpaio might have sumpin’ to do with the commie usurper dropping out. Next info in two weeks.
He'll need to be thrown out.
Agreed. He also has ambitions of being a dictator. If he can’t win a legitimate election, he will nullify the results and seize power by force.
Agreed, unfortunately. Plus there are no guiding principles there......
No way, no how. In 1968, LBJ had just won the New Hampshire Primary by 7% over Eugene McCarthy, not a convincing margin. Robert Kennedy was tuning up to run, and in my opinion might have gotten the nomination.
The people around Obama won’t let that happen.
Old LBJ had a lot of Kennedy people around him and they
starting bailing on him.
Obama is no LBJ.
Agreed. Obama will NEVER, EVER give up. If he can’t work within the framework of the process to be re-elected, he will destroy the framework and all that goes with it.
He has the soul of a communist so he’ll NEVER drop out.
Agree it’s not likely but his backers, co-conspirators, enablers, and apologists might make him an offer he can’t refuse. They definitely don’t want to go down with him if there are going to be continuing eligibility bombshells.
is obama any less popular with the left than romney is with the right?
They’ve got something big planned for October.
The Romney campaign has proved surprisingly agile, and except for the reverand Wright crap, don’t seem to be intimidated by Obama’s attacks.
This election year may be the reverse of 2008, where everything goes against Obama and all the insidious machinations backfire and fizzle out; where the people say in large numbers “we don’t need any of these games anymore. Let’s get rid of this guy and be done with it. Anybody else would be better.”
Plus, LBJ was an American
No way he drops out, ain’t happening.
Obama is not as smart as LBJ (who wasn’t that smart himself).
>>Plus, LBJ was an American<<
Ok, ya got me there. LOL!
he was an enigma (and a horses a$$)...on one hand he wanted to fight communism and on the other hand he was making America a socialist nightmare....which we are still trying to turn around.
Just the opposite, Marshall law will be use to keep him in office.
O LOVES being the center of attention. My guess is he doesn’t really like the work of being president, and wishes he could have all the attention without the work - witness all his vacations. I think he likes campaigning, because it’s filled with adoring fans who “faint”.
LBJ I always got the impression he was sorry he became president. He liked the wheeling and dealing behind the scenes. I think he liked being a “power broker”, and was a manipulating control freak. Look at the legislation he pushed through - most of it was about controlling people.
George Bush I think truly wanted to help his country, and had it pushed in him from a young age this was how you serve. Notice how he avoids the limelight. He actually sneaks into hospitals, rather than allow pictures, unlike the self-absorbed O.
Clinton is the first president I ever saw who I felt really just loved being president. He really likes the job, all the way through.
You couldn't pay me to be in a big city on election night.
LBJ, for all his faults, was still an AMERICAN.
This guy is a sociopathic narcissist that will instead DOUBLE DOWN on his re-election campaign, slinging mud, making up crap and outright lying to the American people because he knows the MSM will roll over and play along...............
>>is obama any less popular with the left than romney is with the right?<<
Go over to the Big sites. They actually LIKE Romney. And from what I’ve seen of people on Twitter, Obama has lost his shine with the dems.
With Rs, it’s mixed. I think people dislike Romney but Hate O. With the libs, you throw anyone up and he/she will stick like glue. Especially a woman.
I guess that’s the crux of the dilemma. While unpopular with certain factions on each side, will the candidates’ voters turn out?
Even though I don’t have much respect for Romney, I’ll turn out and vote - maybe even punch the ticket for him. But, I’m damned, damned sure I’m gonna vote down-ticket, hard line to hopefully help get a Congress and Senate backstop emplaced that could keep Obama, or Romney for that matter, hogtied. As long as a two-house majority exists, then all I have to do here in Georgia is threaten holy hell to Chambliss and Isakson to keep them in line (a couple of backsliding politicians if you aks me).....
really....I think I am more afraid of Hillary than BHO.
zer0 is an openly Marxist POS.
Hillary is much more subtle, but just as left leaning...
>>You couldn’t pay me to be in a big city on election night. <<
Ya got that right.
Pull out? Don’t we wish! No such luck.
“Of course, I don’t think Obama will have the self-awareness of LBJ and drop out of the Presidential campaign. And, I certainly don’t believe the media will revisit their old contention that an incumbent president losing 40% of his own party’s vote is a sign of vulnerability. I expect they’ll sweep it under the rug and pretend it doesn’t mean anything special.”
Mr. Flynn knows that Obama would never drop out even though behind the scenes many Democrats are praying — oops — “hoping” that he would.
+1 here. I truly believe that martial law will be declared on some engineered pretext before the elections, the Constitution suspended indefinitely and so on. The Socialist is too full of himself to lose so its going to get bloody. I am too old to go at it like I could in my mid twenties but I was well trained and I am still pretty well equipped.
You’re exactly right. His ego simply won’t allow it.
“Theyve got something big planned for October.”
The “October surprise” the Democrats have planned I assume will deep six Romney.
I've been getting e-mails stating that a whistleblower says that Obama has plans to declare martial law, and deleting them. Looks like I'll have to read the next one!
No way he’ll drop out. Mooch-elle would kick his skinny homo ass. Who would pay for these lavish multi-million dollar vacations? Her? No way. He’d get his ass kicked by the yeti that he lives with.
No way, no how. In 1968, LBJ had just won the New Hampshire Primary by 7% over Eugene McCarthy, not a convincing margin. Robert Kennedy was tuning up to run, and in my opinion might have gotten the nomination.Absolutely correct. LBJ lost the stomach for a bruising and humiliating primary battle (with its very likely outcome of an extremely humiliating defeat). Nothing like that is even remotely going on right now. This idea of Obama stepping down is a childish fantasy along the lines of belief in Santa Claus, or a belief that Obama will be impeached because of his Kenyan birth.
Earth to conservatives: the only way to rid ourselves of The Great Usurper is to defeat him in the general election in November.
In the parts of the world Obama adores so much, the end to political office thru elections means death. That’s the way in Islam and the third world around the globe. If you lose in those places and you don’t sneak out on election evening on a jet to France along with your family and loot, you’re not going to see the sun rise or hear those beautiful sounds of calls to prayer anymore.
depends on the pullers of the strings...but perhaps the kitchen is getting too hot for them too, and unselection is their option...
in polytiks nuthin happens by accident, y’know...
Even if he wanted to he would not be allowed to by Jarrett, Soros, Ayers, et. al. They have used him to finally grasp the power they sought and unless another suitable front man can be found they will never let him step away.
>> Any thoughts?
Obama won’t drop out, and in spite of his poor performance and lousy tone-deaf campaign, the election will be close.
The difference between 1968 and 2012 isn’t so much the candidate as it is the ELECTORATE.
50% of the electorate are either irresponsible libertines, or minorities whipped into an anti-conservative frenzy by activists, or dependent in one way or another on government handouts for their survival. OR some or all of the above.
Voting for the socialist is in their best interest.
Our great hope is that a lot of them are just disillusioned enough not to show up to vote at all.
Correct. His ego would never allow it.
I am 100% certain that there has been massive and building pressure from Democrat insiders on Barry to do this. I am sure it started months ago when they started soiling their underwear over internal polls.
Barry is of course far too arrogant to play along. And being black the Dem power structure is too P.C. to force his hand.
So he is gonna be kneecapped. Scandal, humiliating career-ending leak, sudden appearance of the real B.C., mysterious plane accident....I don’t know what’s gonna happen but they are planning something, because absent that their entire party is goin’ down.
“Pull out? Dont we wish! No such luck.”
Damn shame that the bastards father didn’t.
LBJ was an egotist and an ass - Obama far transcends those “qualities and doesn’t have the brains LBJ had. He is probably incapable of believing he can’t remain in power - after all he IS the one HE’s been waiting for...
You are absolutely correct. What has to happen, but won’t, is that the Democrat Party leaders have to march into the White House and demand that Obama either resign or decline to run for re-election. They must force Obama out. They should have done this months ago. They didn’t.
They will stick with Obama and watch the Democrat Party shrink to long time minority status. Please take note that there are no Democrat stars lighting up the party this year. They, the Democrats, are in free fall, and...they do not what to do.
The solution, dump Obama immediately!!! Bill Clinton knows it. Hillary Clinton knows it. James Carville knows it. Millions of rank & file Democrats know it. And....any objective, real world, Democrat knows it. Sadly, they made this “Obama” bed for themselves. Now let them lie and go down to defeat in it.
>> Damn shame that the bastards father didnt. [pull out]
ROFL! Truer words were never spoken.
If Obama drops out for ANY reason at all, whomever replaces him will lose the black vote almost entirely. Even if Obama goes before the public and says it was his idea, the sense will be he was forced out by the Democrat white power structure.