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
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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