Saturday, September 3, 2011
Just returning home from the Paris Libya Contact Group to a long, well earned holiday weekend, Hillary Clinton continues to dominate the blogosphere.
I came across this editorial and wanted to pass it along to you. While not mentioning a Hillary Clinton challenge to Obama specifically, the take away is clear.
From The Daily Caller:
Memo to Dems: Dump Obama Before it’s Too Late
This summer has cemented it: Barack Obama is a lame duck. His administration is a failure. Democrats know it. And they only have months to act.
Their president has lost the support of Wall Street donors. He has driven high-powered Democrats to go public with humiliating criticism. One in four Democrats have told CNN they want a different nominee.
What’s the problem? In a hugely influential New York Times editorial, psychologist Drew Westen lamented that Obama’s problem is himself. “Like most Americans,” he wrote, “at this point, I have no idea what Barack Obama — and by extension the party he leads — believes on virtually any issue.”
There is still time for Democrats to fix this — but only if they force their leader not to seek a second term. As a president, Barack Obama is doomed. He is doomed now, doomed on Election Day and doomed even if he wins, until the day he leaves the White House.
Where to begin? For starters, Obama has no true constituency. Stephen Moore, writing in The Wall Street Journal, claimed last week that “the increasingly frustrated left” concedes the president has “a virtual lock on the crucial black vote.” But top black leaders feel ignored at best and betrayed at worst — and they’ve said so at their own town hall series.
But if Democrats don’t heed the lesson of Reagan vs. Ford, or remember Ted Kennedy’s rallying pledges from the 1980 convention, the fact will swallow them. Hillary now is just like Teddy then. Only, instead of Chappaquiddick, she’s got a steel-plated record of discipline and control — that her own president doesn’t have, and never will.