Monday, November 21, 2011

The Thrill Is Gone: Former Democratic Pollsters Tell Obama Not To Run For 2nd Term

Although most of my colleagues in the entertainment industry are still thoroughly enamored of Barack Obama, there are people out there who have shifted their opinions regarding his worthiness as President.

Take Douglas E. Schoen and Patrick H. Caddell-  though now critics of the Democratic Party in its current incarnation, they are former Democratic Pollsters who believe Obama should jump ship and let Hillary Clinton take over as party candidate. They believe that if Harry Truman and Lyndon B Johnson could do it, so should Obama.

“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,”Caddell and Schoen wrote.

“One year ago in these pages, we warned that if President Obama continued down his overly partisan road, the nation would be ‘guaranteed two years of political gridlock at a time when we can ill afford it.’ The result has been exactly as we predicted: stalemate in Washington, fights over the debt ceiling, an inability to tackle the debt and deficit, and paralysis exacerbating market turmoil and economic decline."

But this isn't recent dissatisfaction, with the Commander-in-Chief, they felt the same way about Obama back in November 2010 when they wrote:

 “.... we believe, that the president has largely lost the consent of the governed.” 

Then there's Chris 'Tingles' Matthews who once sweet on Obama, now seems to have soured on his object of adoration .

Of course, Obama's narcissistic nature would never allow him to give up the potential for a second term, which is probably just as well since Hillary Clinton would be a formidable opponent to all our potential candidates.

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