Sunday, September 18, 2011

Why Obama should withdraw

(T)here is good news for the president. I checked the Constitution, and he is under no compulsion to run for re-election. He can scrap the campaign, bag the fundraising calls and never watch another Republican debate as long as he's willing to vacate the premises by Jan. 20, 2013. - Steve Chapman/Chicago Tribune

That might be the sensible thing to do. It's hard for a president to win a second term when unemployment is painfully high. If the economy were in full rebound mode, Obama might win anyway. But it isn't, and it may fall into a second recession — in which case voters will decide his middle name is Hoover, not Hussein. Why not leave of his own volition instead of waiting to get the ax?

Time for panic at the White House? Some say yes - Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau Chicago Tribune
Top 10 Reasons Obama Should Not Run for Re-Election - The Street
What should the White House do? Panic! - James Carville, CNN Contributor

Astonishing: Chicago Tribune Editorial Explains “Why Obama should withdraw” - NoQuarter