Democrats are pining for Hillary:
Looking as if she were about to cry, an 83-year-old Obama supporter shook her head. “I’m so disappointed in him,” she said. “It’s true: Hillary is tougher.”
During the last few days, the whispers have swelled to an angry chorus of frustration about Obama’s perceived weaknesses. Many Democrats are furious and heartbroken at how ineffectual he seemed in dealing with Republican opponents over the debt ceiling, and liberals are particularly incensed by what they see as his capitulation to conservatives on fundamental liberal principles.
In Connecticut, a businessman who raised money for Obama in 2008 said, “I’m beyond disgusted.” In New Jersey, a teacher reported that even her friends in the Obama administration are grievously disillusioned with his lack of leadership—and many have begun to whisper about a Democratic challenge for the 2012 presidential nomination. “I think people are furtively hoping that Hillary runs,” she said.
It may be furtive now, at least among the Democratic grass roots. The rumblings among the Democratic leadership began long ago. Take another 2,000 points off the Dow and Democrats will be wearing white hoods and waving nooses if Obama doesn’t withdraw from the nomination in favor of another Democrat, presumably the Lizard Queen.
And in other news, it looks as if Rick Perry is in.