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  •  Has anyone considered the possiblity that (1+ / 0-)
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    dkosdan

    President Obama will pull an LBJ and decide not to run for re-election?  What would be the consequences of that and are there any Democrat candidates that would rise to the occasion that have a progressive populist record?  Just wondering.

    The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people. Noam Chomsky

    by willkath on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 07:39:20 AM PDT

    •  No. (3+ / 0-)
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      Cody, r2did2, dkosdan

      From Neocon to sane- thanks to Obama- and Kos.

      by satrap on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 07:43:45 AM PDT

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    •  I Supported Obama In 2008 Over Clinton (2+ / 0-)
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      Enough trouble around here that I don't want to restart old wars, but there was that poll last weekthat said that she is by far the most popular politician in the country. May not fit the bill as a progressive completely (I do remember triangulation).

      •  If BO was SecState (0+ / 0-)

        and HC President, the tables would be reversed.  It's a yawn.

        From Neocon to sane- thanks to Obama- and Kos.

        by satrap on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 07:54:03 AM PDT

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      •  Right now, Hillary's not a politician (3+ / 0-)
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        It's easy to be "popular" as a politician when you don't have to do anything political.  Hillary is an arm of Obama.  What she does and says right now is mostly considered "the administration's stance".  

        Think she'd be the most popular politician if she'd have become president?  Think again.

        - If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies.

        by r2did2 on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 07:57:58 AM PDT

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      •  Hills fought 'em, @ least, knew the drill, (0+ / 0-)

        at least I didn't think she would have gotten rolled as much as President Obama.  The President's mom, Dr. Dunham,  was a true liberal and a social scientist, can't say that for her son.

        80 % of success is JUST SHOWING UP !

        by Churchill on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 08:15:06 AM PDT

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      •  The FACTs about the so-called "Buyers remorse" (0+ / 0-)

        is anything but what the MSM is trying to spin regarding Hillary Clinton.

        The latest example of conservative bias in poll interpretation comes from a Bloomberg story that uses Hillary Clinton’s popularity to make the point that voters are feeling buyer’s remorse about electing Obama. The premise is that since Hillary Clinton is more popular, voters regret electing Obama.

        The problem is that Bloomberg’s own polling data contradicts their story. While it is true that more people think the country would be better off under Hillary Clinton than when the question was asked a year ago, only 34% felt this way compared to 47% who thought the nation would be the same. This supposed buyer’s remorse was actually only a 9 point swing from results when the same question was asked in 2010.

        A deeper look into the data found that tea party supporters (44%) were the group who most thought that America would be better off under Clinton. Fifty seven percent of Democrats thought the country would be the same. Tea Party supporters who probably didn’t vote for Obama think that the country would be better off under Clinton, and the majority of Democrats think that the country would be in the same shape under Clinton or Obama.

        If most of the people who voted for Obama don’t think that the country would be better off under Clinton, then this isn’t a case of buyer’s remorse. The Bloomberg story was trying to play up the horse race narrative with misleading analysis, just as TeaNN chose to omit poll results from their story earlier in the week so that they could emphasize the negative.

        http://www.politicususa.com/...

    •  No, but... (3+ / 0-)
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      HoosierJay, willkath, Jeremimi

      I would pivot to Hillary in a heartbeat.

    •  Beck is pushing that button lately (1+ / 0-)
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      bernardpliers

      Our ex-alcoholic GOP pundit extraordinaire Mr. Glenn Beck has been putting out that possibility of late.  He's on morning talk radio around here and I sneak a listen now and then to get my humor-for-the-day and I think he's trying to put instill some doubt in democrats' minds somehow.

      Nah...Obama's running full blast.  The first black president bailing out after just one term because the temp got a little too hot?  Ain't gonna happen.

      - If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies.

      by r2did2 on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 07:52:23 AM PDT

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    •  Sec. of State Clinton likened herself to LBJ in 08 (0+ / 0-)

      and she isn't planning on continuing as Secretary of State after 2012, so perhaps you are on to something :)

      "O you can't scare me, I'm sticking to the union" - Woody Guthrie from Union Maid

      by dkosdan on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 07:56:27 AM PDT

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    •  We should be so lucky. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      HoosierJay, willkath

      Barack Obama: So morally bankrupt that he thinks people who tortured other people to death should get a pass. Likes to prosecute whistleblowers, though.

      by expatjourno on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 07:58:27 AM PDT

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