Schoen and Caddell Ask For the Impossible

Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell have written a very interesting piece for WaPo. Both men are democrats from the days of yore when being a democrat was still synonymous with being patriotic and supporting fiscal responsibility and denouncing socialism and communism, so it’s not surprising that their appeal to Obama to announce that he will not run for reelection in 2012 includes the following:

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.

And there’s the problem, Obama has shown again and again that he has no allegiance to America or to her national interests; indeed, he has repeatedly, relentlessly shown that the only allegiance he truly holds is to his over-inflated, baseless view of himself as an outstanding human specimen, truly gifted and better in every conceivable way than any other human being.

Who can forget his bizarre declaration that no one on the left need worry about a repeat of Clinton’s 1994 losses because democrats have one thing now that they didn’t have then: him. Or as I guess that should be “Him.” And who can forget his assurance that placing him at the helm of the most powerful nation in the world will be looked back on as “the moment that the rise of the oceans began to slow and the planet began to heal.” This is not a man who will put the best interests of the nation, let alone his party, ahead of his own.


cross-posted at Potluck


9 thoughts on “Schoen and Caddell Ask For the Impossible

  1. Yeah, the Bamster really does think he's a colossal genius.

    He's going to run in 2012, come hell or high water. Moreover, he's not going to move to the center. He's convinced himself that his bullcrap leftism was just misunderstood by the idiotic American public.

    Get your popcorn. the next two years should be pretty fun.

  2. I can't agree with a some of what Shoen and Caddell write, and I think they still miss the mark on who/what obama is relative to his ultimate vision for America. And I agree with kingshamus, he will start running next week for 2012. He's in perpetual campaign mode…

  3. I'll contribute to the appearance of an echo chamber….Obama will run in 2012 and will remain far Left. It is his core. All one has to do is look at his past to know what his present and future are. Even the “Socialist Iconography” (good 50-cent phrase, huh?) used in the last campaign was a clue…a big one. Narcissist/Socialist Demander in Chief

  4. @kingshamus, yes, he'll run, no doubt about that (unless he has a complete meltdown, and this seems rather possible given his instability and temperament).

    @HTBWS, heh, I don't agree with them, either, they're democrats, after all. :p There is no way this tiny little man can ever be great; what they are referring to is an illusion that he and his puppet masters created. It never existed, so there can be no return to it. This we understand, but the duped left still can't believe it. Even though there is a mountain of evidence. Sad, really.

    @Deekaman, heh, I'm all about the echo chamber. 😀 He'll remain far left, but he'll try to run as a centrist again, it worked last time and the same campaign manager is there even now. The trouble is, of course, that we know far more about him now than we did in 2008, and no one except the addled and koolaid slurpers will buy it this time.

  5. I do not believe he will moderate. His ego is too big. His handlers may try to present him as a centrist, but I don't see him being able to keep his mouth shut. Follow the polls. When he talks, his polls tumble. When he shuts up for a couple days, they rebound.

  6. says, I dunno. I know he WANTS to run again, er campaign for a-n-o-t-h-e-r four years; but I am not so sure that Michelle, the Lady of Spain, would want it. Methinks she is constrained by being FLOTUS. And when she bucks the system, the whine against her will increase in volume – like her trip to Spain and like their upteenth vacation that included his homeland.
    So, if he wants to be re-elected he only has to keep his mouth shut? Well, him shutting up would be nice, but I will work as hard as I can against him. Period.

  7. Obama could quit tomorrow and nothing would be gained if American political power cannot find a way to turn back not only what has come to pass these past two years but also work on what has come to pass since LBJ started this whole communism thing with their great society.

    Huge bureaucracies put in place by people like Carter, that suck huge amounts of money and return negative return on investment.

    Dept of education – we're going backwards

    Dept of energy – We're going backwards.

    Dept of anything Federal – we're going backwards and spending way too much money doing it.

    GW Bush – DHS and TSA, man does that suck. I generally like GW Bush, but these things were atrocious affronts to liberty in America.

    Come on Tea Party/Conservatives. You are our only hope.

  8. @Odie, oh Dems have been eating them own for ages, made an art form of it, actually. But they are good at deflecting attention from their own failings by accusing Reps of their own sins. That used to work pretty well, but we're all catching on now. Heh.

    @Deekaman, he won't moderate, but from the internet buzz, one has to wonder if he isn't on the verge of an all-out breakdown. If he holds it together, though, he's going to do what he always does: say one thing and do the exact opposite.

    @AB, good points. MO isn't loving the life at the WH, that's for sure. She'd far rather be queen than first lady. Too bad for her, though, as that's not going to happen. And me, too, on working hard to see him defeated, with most effort going into working FOR his primary challenger.

    @Kid, it'll happen, but we have to stay engaged and keep working on it. Look at what we've done already! It's pretty damn amazing if you stop and think about it.

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