Should Obama Not Seek Reelection?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

So goes an discussion argument in the Washington Post from Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell that President Obama “has largely lost the consent of the governed” and “should announce immediately that he will not be a candidate for reelection in 2012.”

They write:

“If the president goes down the reelection road, we are guaranteed two years of political gridlock at a time when we can ill afford it. But by explicitly saying he will be a one-term president, Obama can deliver on his central campaign promise of 2008, draining the poison from our culture of polarization and ending the resentment and division that have eroded our national identity and common purpose.”

What say you? Should Obama not seek reelection in 2012?

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17 Responses to Should Obama Not Seek Reelection?

  1. Marcus Ybanez says:

    I think the WaPo are correct.

    One term and go. Obama is a colossal disappointment and I must believe we can do better.

    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, anyone???

  2. MichaelTAtheist says:

    Yes, he really should do the brave thing…. Like Lyndon Johnson did in 1968, and bow out! I know about 29 million votes from 2008 thaqt he’ll never get again….. mine included.

  3. feminazi says:

    He’s running. But I think the GOP will offer up a field of challengers. This is the nature of politics. I want to see who the Democrats run as a challenger. If they run a challenger. Anyone have any ideas?

  4. Peace Nick says:

    “has largely lost the consent of the governed”

    This pretty well sums up Obama’s relationship with the American voter.

    I don’t know who we have to run in 2012? Hillary says she’s not interested. How about Russ Feingold?

  5. Harry says:

    Why do we need a president? Seriously? What do they really do?

  6. glo says:

    Is Obambi joining the 2.5 million Muslims in their annual haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca? I know he claims he’s a Christian but does anyone really believe it? I don’t.

  7. R.J. Lawson says:

    If he runs, then President Palin could be a reality. I don’t want to see that happen.

  8. MichaelTAtheist says:

    At this point in his life, ‘Resident’ Obusha should just change his middle name to Pussy………….. and dis-appear.

  9. Peace Nick and Feminazi,

    What do you think of NY Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo?

    For his running mate, we need someone from the west or the south for balance.

    Then no one can claim Cuomo is a northeast, liberal elite, out of touch with middle class America, which is what we have now with Obama.

    A few VP choices for Cuomo might include Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter? Ritter is a Democrat and has a strong environmental record. Or, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire. She has a strong LGBT record.

    State governors are always attractive choices.

  10. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    I agree about the popularity of governors for the two parties to run as president.

    The Congress is a shitty place to pluck presidents from because they’re tainted by Washington politics already.

  11. Conejo1982 says:

    I like the idea of Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Bill Ritter as primary challengers in 2012. They’re young, and carry the northeast and the west. Plus, their hands are clean.

    All I know, we can’t survive another 4 years of Obama.

  12. Jolly Roger says:

    The President kicked in a few doors. That, if he wants it to be, can be his legacy.

    If he persists, however, he is almost certain to be remembered as a taller, skinnier Chimpy, a man who talked a lot about reforming the rot of DC-and then spent all of his time defending and hastening it.

    The choice is his to make. I’m telling you now, I’ll vote for Jello Biafra in 2012, unless something radically changes.

  13. Mets Fan says:

    If this is “Change,” then I want a refund.

    I like Christopher’s suggestion of state governors and not U.S. senators as possible primary challengers. I can see Cuomo going where his father refused to go.

  14. lea-lea says:

    I didn’t vote for a Republican pretending to be a Democrat and I didn’t vote for a DINO.

    If Obama gets back to the campaign promises he made in 2007 and 2008, then I think he should run for reelection.

    But if he decides to align himself with in-coming GOP majority in the House, then I want him gone.

  15. josh says:

    I think sara palin would make a great president. I would vote for her.

  16. Criticaleye says:

    Josh, If you think Sarah Palin would make a good President…. then you’re dumber than she is………

  17. josh says:

    I think sara palin would do a good job. imagine she would probably fix the problems with the korean peninsular quick smart . and iran would stop there nuclear development plans or face the wrath of sara palin. We need someone strong in as president. Who does Kim Jong-il think he is .

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