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Obama should abandon his candidacy, Democratic pollsters Caddell and Schoen, Hillary Clinton, Obama 2012 campaign will exacerbate the divisions in our country and weaken our national identity

Obama should abandon his candidacy, Democratic pollsters Caddell and Schoen, Hillary Clinton, Obama 2012 campaign will exacerbate the divisions in our country and weaken our national identity

From the Wall Street Journal November 21, 2011.

“The Hillary Moment
President Obama can’t win by running a constructive campaign, and he won’t be able to govern if he does win a second term”
“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 same conclusion.

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.

Never before has there been such an obvious potential successor—one who has been a loyal and effective member of the president’s administration, who has the stature to take on the office, and who is the only leader capable of uniting the country around a bipartisan economic and foreign policy.

Certainly, Mr. Obama could still win re-election in 2012. Even with his all-time low job approval ratings (and even worse ratings on handling the economy) the president could eke out a victory in November. But the kind of campaign required for the president’s political survival would make it almost impossible for him to govern—not only during the campaign, but throughout a second term.

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. With his job approval ratings below 45% overall and below 40% on the economy, the president cannot affirmatively make the case that voters are better off now than they were four years ago. He—like everyone else—knows that they are worse off.

President Obama is now neck and neck with a generic Republican challenger in the latest Real Clear Politics 2012 General Election Average (43.8%-43.%). Meanwhile, voters disapprove of the president’s performance 49%-41% in the most recent Gallup survey, and 63% of voters disapprove of his handling of the economy, according to the most recent CNN/ORC poll.

Consequently, he has to make the case that the Republicans, who have garnered even lower ratings in the polls for their unwillingness to compromise and settle for gridlock, represent a more risky and dangerous choice than the current administration—an argument he’s clearly begun to articulate.

One year ago in these pages, we warned that if President Obama continued down his overly partisan road, the nation would be “guaranteed two years of political gridlock at a time when we can ill afford it.” The result has been exactly as we predicted: stalemate in Washington, fights over the debt ceiling, an inability to tackle the debt and deficit, and paralysis exacerbating market turmoil and economic decline.

If President Obama were to withdraw, he would put great pressure on the Republicans to come to the table and negotiate—especially if the president singularly focused in the way we have suggested on the economy, job creation, and debt and deficit reduction. By taking himself out of the campaign, he would change the dynamic from who is more to blame—George W. Bush or Barack Obama?—to a more constructive dialogue about our nation’s future.

Even though Mrs. Clinton has expressed no interest in running, and we have no information to suggest that she is running any sort of stealth campaign, it is clear that she commands majority support throughout the country. A CNN/ORC poll released in late September had Mrs. Clinton’s approval rating at an all-time high of 69%—even better than when she was the nation’s first lady. Meanwhile, a Time Magazine poll shows that Mrs. Clinton is favored over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 17 points (55%-38%), and Texas Gov. Rick Perry by 26 points (58%-32%).

But this is about more than electoral politics. Not only is Mrs. Clinton better positioned to win in 2012 than Mr. Obama, but she is better positioned to govern if she does. Given her strong public support, she has the ability to step above partisan politics, reach out to Republicans, change the dialogue, and break the gridlock in Washington.”

“By going down the re-election road and into partisan mode, the president has effectively guaranteed that the remainder of his term will be marred by the resentment and division that have eroded our national identity, common purpose, and most of all, our economic strength. If he continues on this course it is certain that the 2012 campaign will exacerbate the divisions in our country and weaken our national identity to such a degree that the scorched-earth campaign that President George W. Bush ran in the 2002 midterms and the 2004 presidential election will pale in comparison.”

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Arizona, Hillary Clinton, Blagojevich trial, Usurper in White House, National Park closed, Citizen Wells open thread, June 18, 2010

Well, they certainly have the diversions and chaos that they desired.

A snippet from the Blagojevich trial yesterday.

“In 2008, Ata’s testimony helped prosecutors secure the conviction of Blagojevich insider Antoin “Tony” Rezko. On Thursday, Ata covered much of the same ground.

He again told of a plot to get U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald fired, and of how Blagojevich discussed a state post with him while an envelope containing a $25,000 check Ata had written sat before the governor.

But his testimony was overshadowed by clashes between Adam and Zagel.

At one point, Adam was almost shouting at Ata over the connection he had drawn between his donations to Blagojevich and his position with the Illinois Finance Authority.

“It was not a job for money,” Adam exclaimed.

Zagel cut Adam off. “It’s a nice argument and feel free to make it in closing arguments,” Zagel said. “But it’s not a question.”

Lawyers often try to send messages to jurors with questions they know the witness will never be allowed to answer, and Adam plowed forward. He argued with Ata over details of a different state post that he thought he had landed, but did not. Ata insisted he had technically been given the job in exchange for campaign checks, and that the governor knew it.

“Did you have an office?” Adam asked after multiple objections. When the judge sustained yet another government objection, Adam had a look of astonishment.

“I know you look shocked, but the truth is I don’t think you are shocked,” Zagel said, making clear to everyone in the courtroom that he was aware of the gamesmanship unfolding in front of him.

One line of questioning by Adam led Zagel to send the jury out of the room. Ata, an emigrant from Jordan who worked at a chemical firm for 25 years, said he believed he was forced into early retirement after the FBI visited him at his workplace while investigating one of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers, Mohamed Atta.

Adam said he wasn’t trying to get too close to a sensitive topic. “Yes, you are; don’t do it,” Zagel said sternly before clearing the jury box and delivering another lecture.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/06/judge-defense-attorney-clash-at-blagojevich-trial.html

Speaking of Arizona, I side with the state of AZ and would be willing to travel there and stand side by side with them in whatever means is necessary to repel the intrusion of the Federal Government.

Once again the government is protecting criminals and going after decent citizens. Enough is enough.

Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Philip J Berg, Obama lawsuit, Biden comments, Larry Sinclair, Hillary replace Obama, Hillary replace Biden, Did Biden open the door to bow out?, Biden dropping out?

Today the Citizen Wells blog doubled it’s viewership record for
one day. One article, an update on the Philip J Berg lawsuit
that has been served on Obama, the DNC and the FEC, got the lion’s
share of views. Why did this happen? Am I a great writer? Probably
not. The real answer is that the American people are starved for
the truth about Obama and the MSM is failing them. Of course I am
getting help from other bloggers and readers for which I am
truly grateful. The lack of coverage of Obama by the MSM is a huge
story that will continue to unwind through the election cycle.

However, there is another story that is connected to the Philip J
Berg lawsuit and other stories.

For several days, commenters on this blog, other bloggers and people
around me have been discussing Joe Biden and especially the comments
he recently made about Hillary Clinton. Is Joe Biden opening the
door to bow out? Was this part of a prearranged plan? Rush Limbaugh
claims to have predicted Biden’s actions for some time.

A few hours ago, I posted the following on twitter.com/citizenwells
and I did so without discussing it with Larry Sinclair. Here is what
I posted:

Option

1. Obama disqualified/indicted before election.

2. Obama disqualified/indicted after election, before oath of office.

3. Obama impeached/indicted after oath of office.

4. Obama loses (preferred). Hillary waits 4 years.

Hillary’s odds are good.

For months I have read hundreds of comments regarding the election
and I have come to the conclusion that there is something resembling
a collective consciousness occuring.

Larry Sinclair called me a few minutes ago about some information
he received and about conversations we had when he was in Washington
DC for the Democrats Meeting. (Clarification for MSM, ongoing
conversations occur when you follow a story). All I can say about
what he told me then is that it involved people connected to
Hillary. Larry told me he justed posted a new article and here it is:

“Thursday, September 11, 2008
IS JOE BIDEN GOING TO WITHDRAW FROM THE OBAMA TICKET TO MAKE ROOM FOR HILLARY?
Is Joe Biden going to withdraw from the Obama/Biden ticket to make room for Hillary Clinton?

Could some of my meetings and phone conversation while in DC in May and June of 2008 now being used to have Joe Biden withdraw for personal or medical reasons from the Democratic ticket, making way for Hillary Clinton? This is the feeling coming from some people and it would explain some high level contacts and communications in May and June while I was in DC.

Nothing would surprise me in the Obama camp and I can only say I hope that there is no truth to the emails I am receiving.”

Read more here:

http://larrysinclair-0926.blogspot.com

To voice your opinion about Obama:

http://obamaimpeachment.org

Reverend Manning, Obama, Hillary Clinton, Democrat Party, Votes Stolen, CNN boycott, Obama evidence

Reverend James Manning has a new video out today, Tuesday, June 3, 2008. Here are the major points of Reverend Manning’s speech:

Obama has low moral character and continuous poor judgement and unprecedented dishonesty. Reverend Manning has evidence but will not divulge it now due to the Democrat Party stealing votes.

The Democrat party has stolen the nomination. Helping Hillary as a Democrat would turn this nation into the hands of constitutional criminals and reward the most vile group of political leaders.

Reverend Manning says that he is at the service of Hillary Clinton and recommends that she run as an independent. He refers to Hillary as Madam President. He also lavishes her with praise.

He also says to boycott the CNN Network until Januray 2, 2009. He says to boycott CNN for the biased, Godless and tyrantical way they swayed public opinion against Hillary.

To view the video, click here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuysWJDP6J4

Keith Larson, Hillary Clinton, radio interview, WBT radio, Tuesday, May 6, 2008, Charlotte NC, NC primary

Keith Larson, on WBT radio, in Charlotte NC, is interviewing Hillary as I type.

If I understand what happened, Hillary was supposed to talk to someone else at WBT and called back later. Hillary ended up being directed to Keith Larson, at the end of his morning radio show. Aside from talking about the 3 Stooges, Larson commented  that people have been asking about the difference between the 3 candidates. Hillary stated that the new President will inherit a lot of problems and that “she” would have to roll up her sleeves to handle them.

Obama can’t win presidential election, superdelegates, democratic convention, turmoil, Clinton gets delegates

I believe the damage is done to Barack Obama. It is possible he may become the Democratic candidate. However, I do not believe he can now win the presidential election. The images and words from the Jeremiah Wright sermons are indelibly etched in the American consciousness. He can give the most eloquent speeches and disagree with pastor Wright all he wants, but he cannot undue the 20 year association with Jeremiah Wright and the notion that he was mentored by him.

So, what is going to happen at the Democratic Convention. It could get really nasty during and after the convention. Any thoughts on the subject?

Mississippi primary results, Obama leads, is Hillary slipping? 2008 election

I have had a poll regarding Hillary Clinton’s chances for winning the democratic nomination for several weeks. This is not a scientific poll. The numbers have been very interesting and seem to echo the primary voting and other polls. This is a national poll with small responses. It will be interesting to see how the change in this poll correlates with the results of the Mississippi democratic primary.

The current results, Tuesday, March 11, 2008 are:

Yes  38.2%
No   55.9 %
Too early to tell 5.9 %

CNN is reporting

Obama  leading in exit polls.

CNN projects Barack Obama winner.

Latest AOL poll

Who do you think will be the Democratic presidential nominee?
Barack Obama 65%
Hillary Rodham Clinton 35%

Ken Starr, Obama, Hillary Clinton, Howard Wolfson, compares Obama to Ken Starr

Howard Wolfson, a top Hillary Clinton aide, compared Barack Obama to independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr.

Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said “Obama’s statement that he plans to be more critical of Clinton’s record is reminiscent of the attacks the Clintons endured during the investigations in the 1990s.”
“I for one do not believe that imitating Ken Starr is the way to win a Democratic primary election for president. But perhaps that theory will be tested.”

Ken Starr headed up the investigation that led to former President Clinton’s impeachment. Clinton is trying to once again  depict herself as a victim of enemies out to get her.

Once again, if you have any question or doubts about Hillary Clinton, I urge you to read “Rewriting History” by Dick Morris. Here are some interesting passages:

“While I was working for the Clintons, I had firsthand experience with the tactics they used to distract, delay, and derail the work of special prosecutor Kenneth Starr.”

“Most famously, Hillary sought to blame the entire Lewinsky scandal not on Bill, but on enemies of the progressive cause. It was on the Today show, shortly after the Monica scandal broke, that Hillary famously said of Ken Starr’s investigation: “I do believe that this is a battle. I mean, look at the very people who are involved in this. They have popped up in other settings. This is–the great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it is this vast right wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president….””

Well, Hillary, I am writing about it. I don’t think I have to explain it though.

Rush Limbaugh, Hillary Clinton, did Rush help Hillary win primaries?

Did Rush Limbaugh encourage listeners to vote for Hillary Clinton? Did Rush Limbaugh’s comments influence the democratic primaries in Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island? What is your opinion? 

Hillary Clinton and John McCain win Rhode Island primary

Hillary Clinton and John McCain are projected winners of the Rhode Island primary.