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Obama won’t likely face any serious Democratic challenge for renomination

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Ed Kilgore EXPLAINS why we shouldn’t expect to see any significant opposition to President Obama in the 2012 Democratic primaries.

An excerpt:

Above all, primary challenges to incumbent presidents require a galvanizing issue. It’s very doubtful that the grab-bag of complaints floated by the Democratic electorate—Obama’s legislative strategy during the health care fight; his relative friendliness to Wall Street; gay rights; human rights; his refusal to prosecute Bush administration figures for war crimes or privacy violations—would be enough to spur a serious challenge. And while Afghanistan is an increasing source of Democratic discontent, it’s hardly Vietnam, and Obama has promised to reduce troop levels sharply by 2012.

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  1. a777pilot

    Sort of depends if there might be someone out there with an organization, name recognition, ability to raise tons of money and that over powering quest for power.

    Gee, I wonder who that might be?

    It’s early. Iowa isn’t till 6 FEB 2012.

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