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    “he will need to wage the most negative campaign in history to stand any chance”

    “he will need to wage the most negative campaign in history to stand any chance”

    So? What makes you think that would give him a second thought?

    The quoted language in the headline is from Pat Caddell and Doug Shoen in a column at The Wall Street Journal urging Obama not to run for re-election for the sake of preserving the Democratic Party, The Hillary Moment:

    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….

    Put simply, it seems that the White House has concluded that if the president
    cannot run on his record, he will need to wage the most negative campaign in
    history to stand any chance

    There has been such talk for months.  The likelihood of it happening is remote, at best.

    By the way, where has Obama been lately?  Hmmm….


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    WhiskeyJim | November 21, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Obama will be negative. But the majority of the stories reshaping his Presidency, arguing for his re-election, and going negative on Republicans, will be accomplished by the MSM, which will be downright vicious.

    MaggotAtBroadAndWall | November 21, 2011 at 9:47 am

    My sense is that Caddell and Shoen are to the Democrat Party what David Frum and Bruce Bartlett are to the Republican Party.

    They’re all considered fringe kooks and attention whores by the base of their parties.

    Though Caddell and Shoen deserve far more respect from Democrats than Frum and Bartlett should ever again deserve to receive from Republicans.

    What inner storehouse of intellect, morality, grace or gentility has he been hiding that would cause him to even pause for a second of reflection before he launched into a 24/7 trumping of the race card on anything and everything said by any opponent?

    When has any consideration for this country and it’s people stopped him from being a crass, lazy, self centered, egotistical, smarmy, smug and sneering dumbass who seems to think that he’s the smartest guy on the planet and that this country needs to apologize for it’s existence?

    Pat Caddell, along with Zell Miller, are of the old democrat school. They are appalled by the way their party has evolved.

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