This really isn’t a surprise to me….I’ve been told this months ago by a friend in law enforcement that this was the word going around to them. Get ready to probably hear that Hilliary Clinton will be running against the sitting president in the Democratic primary for the 2012 elections. I personally hope the Republicans pick someone other then Sarah Palin for their nominee in 2012. Personally if they want a woman to run, I feel like Michelle Backmann would be a much better candidate. She is one the media hasn’t made fun of and hurt her credibility like they have Palin’s, which is a huge strike against Palin and isn’t her fault.
More Democrats call for Obama to withdraw in 2012
In a quickly developing story that is gaining momentum with near-lightening speed, more Democrats are jumping aboard the bandwagon to urge Barack Obama to withdraw from seeking reelection in 2012.
Over the past 2 months bits and pieces of a story have slowly seeped into alternative media websites concerning growing Democrat discontent with the Obama White House. And ever since August or so, a steady stream of resignations have been announced among Obama’s inner circle, signaling major trouble in the Executive Branch.
As some of Obama’s most trusted advisers have made plans for a hasty exit, top Democratic Party officials are making it known to the media that Obama is now viewed as a huge liability for the Party in 2012. Rumors abound of a challenge to Obama for the 2012 Democratic Party nomination for President. Some Democratic operatives are so distressed over the direction in which the Obama inner circle has taken the country that they are calling for his removal from office by invoking the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The panic that has set in among Democrats is further emphasized by the fact that at least 2 top Democratic Party strategists are now calling on Obama to withdraw from the race in 2012, and that he should announce that decision now.
In a stunning op-ed in the Washington Post yesterday, Pat Caddell, former Carter Administration pollster and strategist, and Douglas Schoen, the respected Democratic Party strategist, have called for Obama to announce that he will not seek reelection in 2012.
Here are the direct words from Caddell and Schoen in an excerpt that captures the essence of this most intriguing turn of events:
We do not come to this conclusion lightly. But it is clear, we believe, that the president has largely lost the consent of the governed. The midterm elections were effectively a referendum on the Obama presidency. And even if it was not an endorsement of a Republican vision for America, the drubbing the Democrats took was certainly a vote of no confidence in Obama and his party. The president has almost no credibility left with Republicans and little with independents.
The best way for him to address both our national challenges and the serious threats to his credibility and stature is to make clear that, for the next two years, he will focus exclusively on the problems we face as Americans, rather than the politics of the moment – or of the 2012 campaign.
Quite simply, given our political divisions and economic problems, governing and campaigning have become incompatible. Obama can and should dispense with the pollsters, the advisers, the consultants and the strategists who dissect all decisions and judgments in terms of their impact on the president’s political prospects.