Well Folks, Democrats starting to turn on President Barack Obama. Former US.Representative and Former Governor Pete Du Pont(D-DE) is calling for Secretary of State and former US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton(D-NY) to challenge Obama for the Democratic Nomination in 2012.
Governor Du Pont in a op-ed piece in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal blaming the economy, lack of job creation, the expiration of the Bush tax cuts as well as Obama-care as a reason to ditch Obama in favor of Clinton.
Du Pont points out the Secretary of State has the best approval numbers of any prominent Democrat in Washington:
It isn’t just the president whose poll numbers are falling fast. According to recent Harris polling, Vice President Biden viewed favorably by 26% of the public and unfavorably by 45%. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does even worse, 20% positive to 49% negative. A June Nevada poll gave Sen. Harry Reid, the majority leader, 33% approval and 52% disapproval.
But the greatest contrast and most interesting statistic is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s ratings: 45% favorable and only 35% unfavorable.
Clinton’s experience and political acumen makes her the perfect contender against Obama :
First, as Peggy Noonan wrote earlier this month, the conclusion one hears from most “normal” American people is that the president “is in over his head, and out of his depth.” Even most progressives agree that “the Obama presidency has been a big disappointment,” according to Eric Alterman of The Nation. That means there’s a big opportunity for Mrs. Clinton.
Second, she is physically and intellectually strong enough to take on a difficult campaign. She showed that running against Obama two years ago.
Third, she is one of the most experienced prospective candidates the Democratic Party has had in a long while: wife of a governor, U.S. first lady, senator and now secretary of state. This is a good record to run on as someone who knows how the government works.
Fourth, she is an experienced foreign-policy adviser who understands the threats to our national security: unresolved conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, rising threats of nuclear capability in Iran and North Korea, and uncertainties in Pakistan.
Fifth, experience will be even more important to voters in the 2012 presidential election, whose 2008 gamble on someone with little experience is proving costly.
Finally, Washington’s deadly left-liberal policies that have propelled the American economy in a very bad direction can be turned around. If Mrs. Clinton made the case that America must get rid of the huge debt the current administration has created, must create much better economic growth with lower tax rates, and must strongly assist employer job creation, she would appeal to a broad voter coalition.
Oh my,my,my as the worm turns…. Its not looking good for President Obama. Expect more defections to Hillary Clinton coming soon. Du Pont the first. He certainly won’t be the last defector to Hillary any time soon.