The fiscal year ends tonight and the horror numbers are too many to total. It’s a new year in D.C. tomorrow too as Rahm Emanuel scurries down the rope tied to the dock and leaves the sinking Titanic. A new poll from Gallup, headlined on DrudgeReport, signals the long year of 2012 presidential politics has also begun.
The Gallup poll is noteworthy simply because it exists. The numbers in the poll are not entirely irrelevant but what matters is that the once crazy idea of a Democratic nomination fight is rapidly becoming conventional wisdom.
“While we don’t think Hillary Clinton will directly challenge Obama for the nomination in 2012, we do think it is the job of sensible Democrats and smart Hillary supporting websites to drive Obama from the 2012 race. It is also the job for American citizens who care about the country.”
Our job just became easier because now Gallup is fielding polls questioning the once unquestionable. This unexpected poll reflects to a large extent the vast majority of Democrats and Obama Dimocrats who refuse to believe there will be a Republican death dealing wave this November.
The Gallup poll? Today, 52% of Democratic respondents say they would back Barack in 2012 and 37% say they would back Hillary.
Barack's the sitting president. Yet 37% of my party would still back Hillary. I would as well. I won't be voting for Barack in 2012. I didn't vote for him in 2008. I will again go independent candidate or I will just not vote.
But my hands will be clean because I will not voting for the hopey changey War Hawk who lied about everything.
As more time goes by, I think it becomes obvious that his most outrageous lie was when he claimed he was ready for the job.
Clearly, he was not.
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