posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 04:04 PM
Originally posted by centurion1211
This is pretty shocking news and even more bad news for obama's re-election campaign. Really hasn't happened before to a sitting president.
Sure it has. Reagan challenged sitting President Ford for the nomination and got very very close to unseating him. It was 1187 to 1070, pretty close.
Although these next examples are not primary challenges against a sitting president, it also can be argued that Nader is responsible for electing
Bush. The vote for Nader in Florida was more than the spread between Bush and Gore. I think it is fair to say that had Nader not been in the race, his
votes would have gone to Gore, not Bush. Same thing happened in New Hampshire. Nader got 22,000 votes where Bush beat Gore by 7,000 votes. Same thing
happened earlier with Clinton receiving 43 percent of the popular vote against Bush's 37 percent and Perot's 19%. Perot's votes would have gone to
Bush, not Clinton.
So Nader & Company could potentially be a real problem for Obama if the race is close, which it looks like it might be. The bigger issue is if this
idea actually gets bigger. One of the Chicago papers just suggested Obama step aside. If the "Draft Hillary" movement leaves the station things could
change drastically. If I were on the right I would encourage the former possibility and be very afraid of the latter. If I were in Obama's camp I
would fear both.
edit on 9/19/2011 by schuyler because: fix quote