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Poll: Time to Primary Obama? #2

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Poll: Time to Primary Obama? #2


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, 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 hanging.

Yes Primary Obama
No Don't Primary Obama
Not Sure

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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