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Reasons and numbers

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When compared to 2008, Barack Obama’s early vote advantage has dropped by 22 points.  That is according to Gallup, one of if not the most respected American poll.

In this year’s early voting Mitt Romney leads Obama by seven points, 52-45 percent.  Four years ago, Obama led John McCain among early voters by fifteen-points, 55-40 percent.

The latest National Public Radio poll registered an 8 point swing in favor of Romney that puts him in front.  The NPR poll, which showed Obama ahead of Romney 51- 44 percent a month ago, now has Romney leading 48-47 percent.  Romney is doing particularly well with independent voters.

According to NPR:

“Most of the gains for Romney have come from independents, who went from favoring Romney by a few points before the debates to favoring him 51% to 39% after the debates.”

Obama’s left base, in the form of Michael Moore and MoveOn.Org, has responded with an ad which allegedly speaks for the Greatest Generation:

“If your voter suppression throughout this beautiful country enables Romney to oust Barack Obama, we will burn this mother f*cker down.  I’m going to track down Mitt Romney and give him the world’s biggest c*ck punch.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/332037/all-class-ad-vows-cck-punch-mitt-romney-viewer-discretion-advised-eliana-johnson#

Americans raised in the homes of the Greatest Generation know the Greatest Generation…they are their mothers and fathers.  This ad does not come from the Greatest Generation.  This ad definitely is not the Greatest Generation.

What this ad reflects is the depths to which the institutionalized “progressive” left is willing to sink in its desperate bid to hang on to absolute power.

They were so close.

They won the Congress and Senate in 2006, and thought they had put the final piece of the puzzle in place in 2008 with Obama’s election.  They could do whatever they wanted and America could not stop them.  Their all-powerful centrally planned “progressive” big government would rule America in perpetuity.

In 2010 Americans thought otherwise.

Now, America needs to send “progressives” home licking their wounds from an obvious shellacking.

Furthermore, America needs to remember how sneaky, nasty, dishonest, irresponsible, selfish and contemptible “progressives” were between 2006 and 2012 and never, ever, ever vote them back into power.

http://mjfellright.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/never-forget/

Romney Gains, Obama Faithful Throw Fits

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The Battleground Poll, a bipartisan poll taken last week, in addition to showing that Mitt Romney has a 52 percent to 45 percent advantage among middle class voters, is projecting Romney will defeat Barack Obama by a 52 percent to 47 percent margin.

Pollster Ed Goeas said that while a strong voter turnout effort might help Obama close the gap “reports from the field would indicate that not to be the case and Mitt Romney may well be heading to a decisive victory.”

Romney now has a majority favorable rating of 52 percent to 51 percent.  Romney is viewed favorably by 59 percent of independents, 57 percent of seniors, 61 percent of married voters, 56 percent of mothers, 54 percent of college graduates, 56 percent of middle class voters, and 61 percent of middle class families.

If Romney wins by 5 percent or more, it increases Republican chances of winning control of the Senate by helping elect GOP Senate candidates in Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida.  “Republicans are now certain to hold the House, regardless of how the presidential race turns out” Goeas added.

The poll revealed that only 37 percent of voters believe the country is headed in the right direction.  Traditionally, to win reelection, an incumbent president needs that number to exceed 40 percent.

Said Goeas: “Everyone but the core Democratic constituencies holds the strongly held feeling that the country is off on the wrong track.”

The Gallup poll shows Romney up 50 percent to 46 percent.

Rasmussen has Romney holding a 49 percent to 47 percent advantage.

The latest polling shows Romney leading in Ohio 50percent to 48 percent.

In an attempt to motivate his base, while on MSNBC Obama announced that a second term would be ‘mandate’ for tax increases:

“If we won, then I believe that’s a mandate for doing it in a balanced way.  We can do some more cuts, we could look at how we deal with the health care costs in particular under Medicaid and Medicare in a serious way, but we are also going to need some revenue.”

Meanwhile, a new ad featuring children “of the future” shows them singing about the aftermath of a Romney presidency.  A world where sick people are left to “just die,” the atmosphere is “frying,” gays can be “fixed” and “oil fills the sea.”  The children blame “mom and dad” for all the horrors.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/27/children-of-the-future-blame-mom-and-dad-for-electing-mitt-romney-sing-about-romney-letting-sick-people-just-die/

In Alta Loma California, vandals keyed the word “Obama” into two cars and slashed seats in another outside a residence displaying Mitt Romney campaign signs.

A neighbor, who also has a Romney/Ryan sign in their front yard, had “Obama” keyed into of their SUV.

At a Tea Party gathering on Saturday, a loud and enthusiastic crowd hoping to put Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the White House saw a truck with “Obama” stickers drive through the parking lot and dump large quantities of nails.

While Mitt Romney gains in the polls, Obama’s faithful are resorting to abusive, childish, hateful antics.

http://mjfellright.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/romney-gains-obama-faithful-throw-fits/

Obama Will Lose Because Americans Are Racist

At least that’s what the Obama campaign folks will undoubtedly cry when all is said and done. Now, it’s true the British already think we’ve become more prejudiced during this administration, but perhaps we can choose to take that with a grain of salt, given that the Brits are arguably left of Obama himself.

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But, back to our shores. You know it’s bad when even CNN is pointing out that Obama is having trouble with a particular group of voters. In this case, his trouble is with white males. Obama is carrying 40 percent of the white voting bloc right now. That is an important number, when you consider the following:

Obama made history when he won the 2008 presidential election — a feat he accomplished in part with 43% of the white vote. It was the same percentage former President Bill Clinton netted in 1996…

In 2004, Sen. John Kerry lost his presidential run after getting only 41% of that group. In the 2000 election, Vice President Al Gore lost with 42% of the white vote, 90% of the black vote and 35% of the Latino vote.

Yes, you read that right – less than that “magic” number, 43% of white voters, and there haven’t been any Dems getting into the White House. And Obama’s sitting on 40% support. Sure, this doesn’t mean “game over” for the Obama campaign, however it also isn’t good news by any stretch of the imagination. As for why this is happening, it’s not news to conservatives at all. We’ve been saying for months that there are plenty of former Obama supporters that are jumping ship, and we’ve been sharing piles of video and audio interviews with these disillusioned voters. And yes, many of them have been white.

If nothing else, it has left NPR looking for a race to the bottom – of the barrel, that is. Their path to a win for Obama in the face of these numbers includes counting on relatively uneducated votes of all races to come to their guy’s rescue. Now, if that isn’t a sad statement in itself…

But, time will tell. Now we just have to sit back, and hope that Sandy doesn’t totally screw up the election by leaving the East Coast in the dark on November 6th.

Gallup poll shows most polls weighted incorrectly

Gallup released a poll indicating the make-up of the American electorate for the 2012 election today. If the survey results are accurate, almost every poll conducted so far of likely voters has been weighted wrong and the outcome of the election could be much different that pollsters are reporting.

The survey shows that while in 2008 voters were 54% Democratic and 42% Republican, the 2012 mix of likely voters is 49% Republican and only 46% Democrat. A massive swing by any measure and in complete disagreement with major polls that have Democrats weighted heavier by anywhere between 3 and 7 points. Even with those liberal weightings, Romney is besting the President or at least tied in most of the battleground states. If a more accurate weighting was used, these results would be entirely different.

The Gallup survey showed that even though ethnic demographics are largely unchanged for the 2012 election, voter alignment is shifting greatly. Internal polls by the Obama administration are likely showing similar results which explains the flurry of smallish, insulting attacks such as the “bulls**ter* name-calling from the President in recent days.

Hispanic voters are shown to increase by 1% and black voters to decrease by 1%. Male voters are showing a 1% as do younger voters. None of these small changes are enough to create the drastic change in the polling data.

When going back to 2004, the electorate was dead even at 48%-48% Democrat-Republican. 2008 looks like an anomaly where Republican leaners shifted to the left and helped Obama gain the White House. After being disappointed on the economy, failure to get Congress working again, a bad health care bill and mile-high deficits, a reversal of that shift is developing.

It appears as though previously leaning Democrats are now leaning Republican – something other pollsters have chosen to ignore.

Romney Surges

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With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Mitt Romney has eliminated the 16 point advantage Barack Obama once enjoyed among women.  Last month, women preferred Obama over Romney 56% to 40% on the economy. Now, the difference is 49% for Romney and 45% for Obama.  Where understanding people’s problems is concerned, Obama’s lead among women has shrunk from 58%-36% to a 50%-43%.

The polls consistently show a real surge to Romney, away from Obama:

Rasmussen: Mitt Romney 50% nationwide, Obama 47%.

Gallup: Romney 50%, Obama 47%.

ABC News/Washington Post: 49% Romney, 48% Obama.

Reuters/Ipsos: Romney 47%, Obama 46%.

AP-GfK: Romney 47%, Obama 45%.

In the battleground state of Michigan, once considered a lock for Obama, not only is the race now tied Romney 47%, Obama 47%, the Detroit News endorsed Romney:

“As we said, this is more than a choice between two individuals. America is locked in a struggle over what it will be as a mature nation.

A country built on rugged individualism finds itself increasingly under the thumb of a federal government that is ever expanding its reach into the lives of its citizens.

Obama has proved himself a disciple of the doctrine that for every problem there’s a government solution.

Romney, by contrast, embraces individual initiative and entrepreneurship. He would turn back the encroachment of the bureaucracy into the private sector.

Romney would replace the heavy hand of government with the invisible hand of a rational marketplace working to produce broad prosperity.

While both poverty and dependency have increased on Obama’s watch, Romney promises to replace government checks with private sector jobs and reverse the decline in middle class incomes. It is heavy lifting, but we favor the candidate who is committed to it.

Romney’s goal is to help all Americans live independent and productive lives, free to rise to the extent of their personal capabilities. He would not shield them from risk or the consequences of their decisions, but neither would he deny them their earned rewards.

Our hope is that Mitt Romney would restore faith in the core principles of free men and women, free minds and free markets that made America great, and will keep it so.”

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121025/OPINION01/210250332/1008/opinion01/Editorial-Mitt-Romney-President

In his never ending quest to elevate America’s political climate above hateful, petty partisan rhetoric, in a Rolling Stone interview Barack Obama called Mitt Romney a bullshi**er:

“We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullshi**er, I can tell.”’”

http://lonelyconservative.com/2012/10/classy-obama-calls-romney-bullshitter/

Such class…such poise…such leadership…such inspiration…such an example for young Americans.  To have an Oval Office occupant who conveys to the world at every available opportunity that he bears no responsibility for the consequences of his policies, words or actions.

Romney’s surge is for real and for good reason.

America deserves better.

http://mjfellright.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/romney-surges/

CAIR Says Muslims Voting for Obama

As if you didn’t need another excuse to not vote for Barack Obama, here comes a wonderful one. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 68% of Muslims polled will vote for Obama. There are 25% still undecided, but it’s doubtful that particular group will end up swaying toward Romney.

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Of course, this should come as no surprise to anyone. The rest of the numbers from CAIR’s poll are slightly interesting, but all in all, this poll is yet another indication of the disconnect between this administration, and reality. CAIR has been repeatedly mentioned in the context of assisting, or at the very least, sympathizing with radical Muslims worldwide. In spite of this poll claiming that 55% of their respondents consider themselves “moderate”, one must take that with a grain of salt. Is that a statement of political thinking, or religious belief, or both? And, as it’s been posited before, is there really any such thing as a moderate Muslim? Of course there are many individuals out there that follow the tenets of Islam, and claim to be opposed to radicals in their midst. However, organized groups of moderate Muslims speaking against violence in the name of their faith are few and far between.

Before any of the conservative fringe starts the whole “Obama is a Muslim” meme, it is wise to think twice. Bluntly, it’s old, crazy, and has done absolutely nothing for the conservative cause. However, pointing out that the necessarily small group that CAIR has polled overwhelmingly support Obama is just fine. And it is meaningful, especially given the events that have been unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa. It is appropriate to assume that Muslims in America relatively mirror their counterparts in that region when it comes to who they would like to see in the White House after this election. Liberals have been trying to play rhetorical games with the now infamous conservative refrain about the “Apology Tour” in 2009. For the record, it was never about the exact words Obama used, but the tone in every speech and meeting with world leaders. Muslims interpreted that as weakness, and there is no doubt that they would prefer to have a weak man in the White House, as opposed to a strong one. We should have learned by now that when offered an olive branch, Islamic radicals offer a sword in return. And moderate Muslims stand by in silence, not wanting to have that sword turned on them. As for CAIR, like the Muslim Brotherhood, they just stand by and watch as the Islamic terrorists attack.

Polls turn on Obama, Mitt-mentum continues

Gallup daily tracking poll

Mid-day on Monday, two polls were released that show Obama continuing to lose ground in his bid stay in the White House.

Gallup released its results for the daily Presidential Tracking poll. Among likely voters, Romney now holds a 6 point advantage over the incumbent 51% to 45%.

Also released today was Rasmussen Reports likely voter poll for Iowa showing Obama and Romney in a tie 48% to 48%. Reflected in CDN’s Election Center electoral map, this moves Iowa from leaning Obama to toss-up.

Gallup has been recently criticized for having bent to pressure from the Obama campaign. The pollster’s credibility is being challenged for having included a larger portion of minorities, democrat-leaning questions and more cell phone users than prior polls. These changes were demanded by representatives of Obama’s re-election effort and despite those changes, the Gallup poll shows Mitt Romney’s momentum increasing.

Recently polls in Colorado, Indiana, Ohio and other battleground states have shows Romney turning the tide. More likely voters in all but the most left-leaning states are turning to Romney as the choice for President in the 2012 election.

Newspapers that tend to be liberal are also abandoning the President. The Arizona Republic, a typically democrat-friendly publication just recently endorsed Romney stating “We expect better job growth in a Romney economy mostly because Mitt Romney does not fear or dislike a free-wheeling, growing, free-market economyWe cannot say the same of President Obama.”

With the economy at the forefront of voter’s selection criteria, the third debate to be held tonight is unlikely to sway voters in either direction. The last debate has historically had little effect on the election and early voting has been going in many states for several days.

All polling and trend data is pointing to a Romney win as long as likely voters turn out to vote.

CNN poll shows Ryan slightly over Biden in debate – lefties go off in comments

CNN VP debate poll

The Vice Presidential Debate in Danville, Kentucky featured a calm, cool Paul Ryan facing off against a visibly irritated, impatient and unruly Vice President Joe Biden. CNN conducted a poll after the debate asking who readers thought won the debate and Ryan edged out the feisty VP by four points – the left became unhinged in the comments.

The poll had a 5% margin of error which means the results actually indicate that the candidates matched evenly within the margin.Only 381 people responded to the poll, which is a small sample by polling standards.

What’s more interesting is the reaction of CNN readers – off the hinges ..

Seriously? There was a sample of 381 people.. why go off on it? Never mind.

Why is the sample so small and was the poll taken as a phone survey, exit survey, web poll? No indication

Another important note is CNN admitting it’s normal polling bias. In special note #2 on the poll, CNN says that their poll shows a slight GOP lean which they argue is not indicative of the general public:

SPECIAL NOTE OF CAUTION #2: The sample of debate-watchers in this poll were 31% Democratic and 33% Republican. That indicates that the sample of debate watchers is about eight points more Republican than an average CNN poll of all Americans, so the respondents were more Republican than the general public.

Interesting that CNN feels that that a 25% Republican sample would have been better? Exactly how “Republican” is the general public? Then again, why does it matter? Many Conservatives are unaffiliated independents, so not seeing a full set of cross-tables could mean that independents were more the reason for the Ryan weighting. The special note is meant to make it seem as though a heavy GOP sample is to blame.

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Ohio Poll Shows Poor Economy and Lack of Full Time Jobs Devastate Young Adults

Only 33 percent of Ohio’s 18-29 year olds say elected leaders represent their interests and fully 81 percent intend to vote in the 2012 presidential election

Washington, DC – (9/24/12) – Generation Opportunity, the largest non-profit, non-partisan organization in the United States engaging and mobilizing young Americans (Millennials ages 18-29 years old) on the important economic issues facing the nation, released new polling data today on Ohio young adults as the 2012 presidential election nears. Since its launch in June of 2011, Generation Opportunity has amassed a following of over four million on Facebook and is actively organizing Millennials across America through grassroots tactics, voter registration, and voter turnout efforts. Generation Opportunity has already engaged well over one hundred and thirty thousand Ohio young adults through its social media and field operations.

“Young adults in Ohio are paying a very steep personal price for the poor economy and economic policies coming out of the White House that are crushing the creation of full-time, meaningful jobs under the weight of higher taxes and ever-expanding regulations. Every day, across Ohio, young people are forced to cut back on basic purchases such as groceries and gifts for family members, to change living conditions and move back in with their parents, to find extra work and even sell their personal possessions. Their dreams of buying homes, going back to school, starting families, paying off student loans, getting married, and advancing their careers have been absolutely devastated. They know they are getting a raw deal and are intensely frustrated with elected leaders who once promised change, but have instead created a status quo that is even more bleak and limits the prospect of independence while pushing greater dependency,” said Paul T. Conway, president of Generation Opportunity and former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Labor. “Our survey confirmed what we have heard on the ground and online for well over a year – if candidates want to earn the respect and votes of young people in Ohio, they need to offer detailed solutions that allow employers the ability to create full-time jobs that lead to improved lives and better futures. However, if elected leaders come to Ohio and stubbornly defend policies that have already proven to be a failure and harmful to young Americans, this generation will not hesitate to make their voices heard in November and demand change. They know America can do better, and they have the confidence to act.”

For Generation Opportunity, the polling company, inc./WomanTrend, conducted a statewide online survey of 507 Ohio adults ages 18-29 between July 27 and August 14, 2012.

Randomly selected online opt-in panel participants were sent an invitation to the survey via email which included a secure link to the online questionnaire. Quotas were used to ensure the survey was representative of the larger 18-29 year old statewide population with regard to race, region, and gender. The data were NOT weighted. The overall sampling margin of error for the survey is ±4.4% at a 95% confidence interval, meaning that the data obtained would not differ more than 4.4 percentage points in 95 out of 100 similar samples obtained.

THE IMPACT OF THE POOR ECONOMY, LACK OF OPPORTUNITY AND HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT ON OHIO’S YOUNG ADULTS:

  • 85% of Ohio’s 18-29 year olds changed some aspect of their day-to-day lives because of the current state of the economy (Accepted multiple responses) (Randomized):
  • 55% – reduced entertainment budget;
  • 43% – cut back on gifts for friends and family;
  • 43% – reduced grocery/food budget;
  • 38% – skipped a vacation;
  • 38% – driven less/relied more on public transit;
  • 37% – taken active steps to reduce home energy costs;
  • 30% – tried to find an additional job;
  • 27% – sold personal items or property (cars, electronic appliances, or other possessions);
  • 24% – changed living situation (moved in with family, taken extra roommates, downgraded apartment or home);
  • 17% – skipped a wedding, family reunion, or other significant social event;
  • 3% – Other, specified;
  • 11% – None of the above (accepted only this response);
  • 4% – Do not know/cannot judge (accepted only this response).
  • 79% of 18-29 year olds in Ohio have delayed or might not do at least one major life event due to the current state of the economy (Accepted multiple responses) (Randomized):
  • 42% – Buy my own place;
  • 30% – Go back to school/getting more education or training;
  • 29% – Pay off student loans or other debt;
  • 27% – Start a family;
  • 25% – Save for retirement;
  • 22% – Change jobs/cities;
  • 20% – Get married;
  • 17% – None of the above (accepted only this response);
  • 4% – Do not know/cannot judge (accepted only this response).

OHIO YOUNG ADULTS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, VIEWS ON ELECTED LEADERS, THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FULL-TIME JOBS:

  • Only 33% believe that today’s political leaders reflect the interests of young Americans.
  • 73% believe that the lack of job opportunities is shrinking the American middle class.
  • 64% of Ohio Millennials believe the availability of more quality, full-time jobs upon graduation is more important than lower student loan interest rates.
  • 81% of 18-29 year olds in Ohio plan to vote in the election for President this year. 

What Matters to Voters in the Primaries? [Poll]

The media and campaigns have been telling us that a host of different things do and do not matter as we select our candidates for president.

Jobs and economy, health care, the wars in the middle-east, federal spending, etc. CDN is asking YOU, what issues/aspects of a candidate matter most as you select who you want for the Republican nominee for president of the United States?

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America largely unimpressed with the 'Occupy' crowd

A poll run on January 3rd and 4th sought to understand just how America feels about the Occupy parks, streets, tents and jails movement – 24% of them haven’t really been paying much attention to the youthful anarchist/socialist/anti-corporation/anti-bank/pro… well, not really sure what they are for.

24% of responding Americans said that they have pay no attention or very little to the Occupy movement and 58% said they have an unfavorable view of the leaderless, directionless and goal-less movement. To accentuate the point, 51% of those surveyed said the find the Occupy members to be a “public nuisance.

Most Americans have tried to understand the reason for the park-squatting and when Rasmussen asked that question only 24% said that the Occupiers had gotten their message  across.

It turns out that a leaderless mob, being co-opted by unions and globalists just isn’t all that effective – who knew?

 

MSM Contradicted: Cain Preferred by Tea Party


So much for racism. I know polls are not worth much now when it comes to elections, but Gallup’s latest poll says that Herman Cain is favored by Tea Partyers and southerners, illustrating that the Tea Party and people who are from the South are NOT racists. Now Democrats and the MSM will have a more difficult time playing the race card.

A poll that Gallup released Friday, October 14, 2011, (conducted October 3 – 7) of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents who identify themselves as supporters of the Tea Party, show they favor Cain by a 9 percentage points over Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Cain was the top choice among self-described conservative Republicans, just as he was the top choice among self-described Republican Tea Party supporters.

Poll results showing Cain leading among Republican Tea Party supporters contradicts the view that the Tea Party is racist and motivated by a desire to remove a black president from office. Morgan Freeman, appearing on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on September 25, 2011, said, “Look at the – look – the Tea Partiers, who are controlling the Republican party, their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. … What underlines that? Screw the country. We’re going to do whatever we need to do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man out of here.” No word yet from Morgan Freeman about these poll results.

Cain is also leading among Republicans in the South, where Cain is at 21%, with Perry at 19%.

Will Obama Run In 2012?

A Strategy For Not Running?

Dick Morris, former President Bill Clinton political advisor, said on “The Sean Hannity Show” on September 28, 2011, said that President Barack Obama may not run for president in 2012, saying that he may agree to requests from the Democrat leadership in Congress to step aside. A withdrawal by Obama would allow Democrats to recover some of their popularity that Obama and his policies cost them in the 2010 election. It would also allow Obama to present himself as above the partisan fights in Congress, claiming the reason he’s not running for reelection is to solve persistent economic recession and high unemployment problems. This strategy will help Democrats portray Republicans as stubborn and non-compromising, uninterested in solving the nation’s problems.

Said Morris, “I asked a top Democratic strategist the other day and he thought that it was possible that, in January, Harry Reid comes to Obama and says, ‘Look you cost us control of the House last year, you’re going to cost us control of the Senate this year. For the good of the party you have to step aside’.”

It is unlikely that Obama will decide not to run in 2012. There are few Americans who see themselves as larger than the American presidency, but Obama is one of them. In 2008, Obama showed little interest in the down-and-dirty aspects of political campaigning. Governing has been much more difficult for him than he thought it would. He considers himself to be a “citizen of the world.” He has dismissed the idea of American exceptionalism.

The Democrats’ Obama Problem

Democrats are desperate to find a way to ease Barack Obama out of running for reelection. How do you convince a failed narcissist to bow out so adults can take back the party? And how do you keep the most loyal voting bloc, blacks, within the party, while pushing aside the first black president? Former First Lady Hillary Clinton, a loyal Democrat, has remained silent in public over Obama’s missteps. Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio said that more and more Democrats believe that Obama needs to be challenged. “It’s a common refrain, and it’s certainly common in my district among Democrats,” he said. “They want the guy back that they voted for.”

Former Clinton adviser James Carville called for Obama to ‘wake up’ and ‘panic.’ Carville called on Obama to clean house, fire staff that’s advising him, and return to Democractic principles that got him elected. “This is what I would say to President Barack Obama: The time has come to demand a plan of action that requires a complete change from the direction you are headed.” Carville’s advice: “Fire somebody. No – fire a lot of people.”

Will Scandels Keep Him From Running?

Solyndra, the “green energy” company failure, is an example of how Democrats can keep Obama off the 2012 ticket. Further, Lightsquared and Fast and Furious are scandals that will not go away. There are at least four investigations on the legal, political, and financial ties between the Obama administration and Solyndra. It is likely that Solyndra contains enough incriminating information for Congress to force Obama from office. There are, potentially, other Solyndras out there.

Democrats would like to get rid of Obama. A criminal investigation will provide the opportunity for a divorce. Appearing to be tough in an investigation would distance Democrats from Obama. If they see an opportunity to take him out, they may go for it.

Will Polls Keep Him From Running?

A Gallup poll says the percentage of Americans who approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job as president has dropped back to the 39%, just one percentage point above his all-time low of 38%. Over the three-day period from September to 26 to 28, 2011, Obama’s approval averaged only 39 percent. Pronouncements about not looking at polls and concentrating on getting things done are standard fare from poll-driven, election-obsessed politicians.

But that’s just my opinion.