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   Even Obama's cheerleaders are falling away

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News Date

11/24/2011 9:00 pm

Author

David Limbaugh

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Opinion

Database Record

Entered 11/27/2011, Updated 11/27/2011

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"President Obama's cheerleaders are starting to peel away along with his approval ratings, and it's a fascinating sight to behold. They offer different reasons, but they all boil down to one obvious thing -- Obama is first and foremost about Obama -- and one less obvious: He has been a failed president. Democratic pollsters Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen, admittedly more centrist than most of their Democratic counterparts, penned an op-ed http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203611404577041950781477944.html?mod=googlenews_wsj in the Wall Street Journal urging Obama "to abandon his candidacy for re-election." The authors conclude that the only way Obama could possibly win in 2012 would be "to wage the most negative campaign in history," because he has no successful record to run on. If he would happen to win in that way, he wouldn't be able to govern, they say, so he should step aside and allow Hillary Clinton to run. Their main beef with Obama seems to be his extreme partisanship, which is a particularly damning indictment coming from fellow Democrats. Should he resign, they argue, he would be in a better position to work with Republicans toward "a more constructive dialogue about our nation's future" instead of obsessing over whether he or George W. Bush is more to blame for our problems."


NEWS OF NEWS

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11/20/2011

General

President Obama’s base of support remains solid heading into 2012


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