WOW – Chicago Newspaper Tells Obama It’s Time to Quit
An editorial in Barack Obama’s own hometown newspaper tells the president he should not seek a second term as president.
In a just-published editorial by the Chicago Tribune’s Stephen Chapmam, President Obama is being given some harsh hometown treatment from a newspaper that was once such a staunch supporter of its favorite son. In a column titled Why Obama Should Withdraw, Chapman lays out the details of all that is working against the possibility of a second Barack Obama presidential term.
The economy ranks foremost of course – with unemployment remaining at an abysmal 9 percent. (Much higher in some states – and likely higher than that if the government were to count those Americans who have simply given up seeking work) Instead of Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America” slogan for 1984, Chapman likens Barack Obama’s 2012 slogan to be “Midnight in a coal mine”. Ouch.
Chapman points to the growing discord against the president from within the ranks of the Democratic Party, including the recent remarks by such modern-era political luminaries such as James Carville, who loudly proclaimed it was time for Barack Obama to “panic”.
And then, in a move certain to excite some within the Democratic Party, and cause increasing heartburn among the diminished number of remaining Obama loyalists, Chapman calls for Hillary Clinton to step into the void created by Obama’s decision to not seek a second term:
As it happens, there is someone at hand who fits this description: Hillary Clinton. Her husband presided over a boom, she’s been busy deposing dictators instead of destroying jobs, and she’s never been accused of being a pushover.
Not only that, Clinton is a savvy political veteran who already knows how to run for president. Oh, and a new Bloomberg poll finds her to be merely “the most popular national political figure in America today.”
Read the column in full here:
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