Saturday, November 26, 2011

Head for the Hill, Barry-O!

When Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson accepted the reality that they could not effectively govern the nation if they sought re-election to the White House, both men took the moral high ground and decided against running for a new term as president. President Obama is facing a similar reality—and he must reach the same conclusion.

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.

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%).
--Democrat Pollsters Pat Caddell and Doug Shoen, Wall Street Journal

I cannot see Barry-O stepping aside for the good of the Party or the country.  It is an interesting article and maybe Hillary would mop the floor with any of the Republican candidates.  But Barry-O is all about... Barry-O.  He will step aside for no one.



SkyePuppy said...

Hillary only has that kind of approval because she's spent the last three years keeping her mouth shut. Put her on the campaign trail, and people will remember why they didn't like her the first time around.

Malott said...

I had forgotten her personality...

Never mind.