Caddell and Schoen warn Democrats about next year's election

I met Caddell a little while ago, and I have to say that I admire him a lot. Democrats ignored Caddell and Schoen's advice before the 2010 election, and it seems virtually certain that they will ignore it again this next year. From the WSJ:

When Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson accepted the reality that they could not effectively govern the nation if they sought re-election to the White House, both men took the moral high ground and decided against running for a new term as president. President Obama is facing a similar reality—and he must reach the same conclusion.

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. . . .



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