Last month, I ran a poll at Dailykos ,
which over 500 people responded to, asking whether Obama should be
primaried. Many commenters got nasty, but 27% said they wanted to
primary Obama. 70% opposed primarying Obama.
I decided I'd re-visit the question periodically. Today, Obama caved, breaking his campaign promises to tax the wealthy.
Real Democrat Rep Anthony
Weiner said, in response to the news "I think a lot of people are
wondering why he doesn't fight for what he believes in a lot more. It
seems like it goes from zero to fold in pretty fast time."
I think more and more of us are wondering if Obama actually believes in anything.
On OpEdnews.com, with about 23% the registered members of Dailykos, I ran a similar poll. The results were almost reversed-- of 302 respondents, 67% supported primarying Obama and 25% opposed primarying.
So, I'm running the poll again, to see if people's positions have changed at all.
In my first poll, I didn't say much, to keep it a clean poll. But I
caught a lot of flack on Dailykos for not discussing a few things, so here we go.
1-How dare I have the temerity to suggest we primary Obama without suggesting a candidate.
Actually, I do have some ideas, but I don't think that having a
candidate to suggest is necessary. If we built it, they will come. If
the writing on the wall says, more and more, get the f*ck out, Obama,
or, sorry Barack, you ran a great campaign, but you're a failure as a
president, then the opening and the opportunity will bring candidates
out of the woodwork.
Still, I have my first choice. Elizabeth Warren is no politician.
People say she's loyal to Obama. People say she won't run. I say she
would be a kick ass candidate because she's not a politician. I don't
want another member of congress as a candidate. We need someone who's
shown she can lead and more, someone who has proven that she will fight
for the middle class. Warren will win by a bigger margin that Obama did.
She's not a progressive either, but I think she'll be the person she's
been, not morph into a DLC, manchurian candidate who becomes someone who
shocks tens of millions who voted for him.
2- Primarying Obama will hurt his chances and cost the Democrats the
2012 election, that Teddy Kennedy's primary effort was to blame for
Jimmy Carter's defeat.. My take is different. I say he has no chance of
winning. He keeps looking worse and worse. I say that discussing
primarying him could lead to Obama taking the path of Lyndon Johnson,
withdrawing as a candidate, especially if the pressure and the message
are strong enough.
So have at the poll, at my message.
It'll be interesting to see what percentage
of people still hanging in there with Barack the sell-out will still be