Tuesday, November 22, 2011

President Obama 'should step aside and let Hillary Clinton run for president', say to Democratic pollsters - 22nd Nov 2011

Barack Obama should make way for Hillary Clinton to run for president next year, two top Democratic pollsters claimed today.

Despite the Secretary of State's insistence that she has no plans to try again, her supporters claim she would now be the clear choice to unite the party and be a more effective leader.

Writing in today's Wall Street Journal, Doug Schoen, a former Bill Clinton aide, and Pat Caddell, who worked for Jimmy Carter, claimed there were precedents for Mr Obama stepping down after one term in the White House.

Both Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson both decided not to run again

'He should abandon his candidacy for re-election in favor of a clear alternative, one capable not only of saving the Democratic Party, but more important, of governing effectively and in a way that preserves the most important of the president's accomplishments.

'He should step aside for the one candidate who would become, by acclamation, the nominee of the Democratic Party: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,' they wrote. Read More