15 Nov

Democrat Pollsters Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell Write Op-ed: Obama Should Decide NOT to Seek Re-election

Democrat Pollsters Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell have written an op-ed appearing in today’s Washington Post arguing that President Obama should decide NOT to seek re-election in 2012:
One and done: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012
The Washington Post
By Douglas E. Schoen and Patrick H. Caddell
Obama must decide now how he wants to govern in the two years leading up to the 2012 presidential election.
In recent days, he has offered differing visions of how he might approach the country’s problems. At one point, he spoke of the need for “mid-course corrections.” At another, he expressed a desire to take ideas from both sides of the aisle. And before this month’s midterm elections, he said he believed that the next two years would involve “hand-to-hand combat” with Republicans, whom he also referred to as “enemies.”
It is clear that the president is still trying to reach a resolution in his own mind as to what he should do and how he should do it.
This is a critical moment for the country. From the faltering economy to the burdensome deficit to our foreign policy struggles, America is suffering a widespread sense of crisis and anxiety about the future. Under these circumstances, Obama has the opportunity to seize the high ground and the imagination of the nation once again, and to galvanize the public for the hard decisions that must be made. The only way he can do so, though, is by putting national interests ahead of personal or political ones.
To that end, we believe Obama should announce immediately that he will not be a candidate for reelection in 2012.
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We do not come to this conclusion lightly. But it is clear, we believe, that the president has largely lost the consent of the governed. The midterm elections were effectively a referendum on the Obama presidency. And even if it was not an endorsement of a Republican vision for America, the drubbing the Democrats took was certainly a vote of no confidence in Obama and his party. The president has almost no credibility left with Republicans and little with independents.
The best way for him to address both our national challenges and the serious threats to his credibility and stature is to make clear that, for the next two years, he will focus exclusively on the problems we face as Americans, rather than the politics of the moment – or of the 2012 campaign.
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It is no secret that we have been openly critical of the president in recent days, but we make this proposal with the deepest sincerity and hope for him and for the country.
We have both advised presidents facing great national crises and have seen challenges from inside the Oval Office. We are convinced that if Obama immediately declares his intention not to run for reelection, he will be able to unite the country, provide national and international leadership, escape the hold of the left, isolate the right and achieve results that would be otherwise unachievable.


Wild Thing’s comment……..
Pat Caddell has been publically BLASTING Obama for several months, now, in print and on TV. Not sure what is up with these two pollsters doing this article, but one thing for sure Obama probably won’t like it at all.
Actually both Pat and Doug have been very critical of the Obama Team regarding strategy, policy and public relations for awhile now. Doug and Pat need to wake up, smell the coffee and realize that the Democrat Party they once knew no longer exists.
Obama will never admit he’s blown it. He can’t understand that America most of us anyway do not want a socialist, communist thrid world America.
Jihad Obama has nothing but contempt for Americans, and I hope our rejection of him on 2 Nov is eating at him like acid, however little value he places on our opinion. He deserves to suffer for the suffering his policies have inflicted on us.
Do you think this is some kind of game plan though, writing this article??? One has to wonder when democrats are involved.

TomR, armed in Texas says:

It may be that these pollsters see obama pulling down even more Dems in 2012. To save what they can of remaining Dems, these pollsters may see that their only chance is to have a different candidate topping the 2012 slate(Hillary?).

TomR, armed in Texas says:

I wonder what the poll results are on Pelosi.

Mark says:

I don’t think it will even register Tom, she’s below zero.

Wild Thing says:

Tom,I bet that is what is going on.
Pelosi’s is not liked much in her party, yes that would be interesting. I think she is more feared then liked.

Wild Thing says:

Mark, “below zero” hahahaha good one