Will Obama be able to finish his term in office?

@clrumfelt (4493)
United States
November 10, 2009 1:21pm CST
In Howard Galganov's opinion, it's not likely. He feels President Obama has become so unpopular with the American people and such a liability to the democratic party, that they will most likely either force him to resign or impeach him. You can see Galganov's op-ed piece at: http://www.galganov.com/editorials.asp?ID=1147
9 responses
@spalladino (17929)
• United States
10 Nov 09
I would have voted for Romney and most likely would if he ran again. Obama may be a lame duck in the Democratic Party but the Republican Party has a leadership problem and they need to work on that if they have any dreams of a positive outcome in the next election. You have to remember that the public is fickle. One good move on Obama's part and his number will jump up.
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@clrumfelt (4493)
• United States
11 Nov 09
His numbers may jump temporarily if he has a good move, but I can't see a long-term stability in his ratings. There is just too much lacking. The republican party is getting a good chance right now to remedy its lack of leadership. By 2012, they will be ready with a good candidate.
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
11 Nov 09
I would have liked to see Fred Thompson run. Newt Gingrich would, in my opinion, be a very good candidate. I know he wouldn't put up with the likes of Pelosi. I think she must have something on Mr. Obama for him to let her get away with running things like she does.
• United States
11 Nov 09
What horse hockey!! Obama may be attempting a huge agenda and may be facing growing opposition but he is moving the staus quo kicking and screaming from where it is. I disagree with him on many points and I worry about when we will become serious about cutting the budget, but that the Commander In Chief will not serve out his first term? I can only call it all the louder HORSE HOCKEY!! COW PIES!! For you city folks, all cows make this kind of pie - - and most political pundits make them as well, I suppose.
@clrumfelt (4493)
• United States
11 Nov 09
It's pretty obvious that Galganov is no fan of President Obama. It would be highly unlikely that a political party would turn against its own candidate and put him out of office. It would have to be something so egregious it would be more of an embarrassment to let him stay in office than to let him go.
@xfahctor (14122)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Nov 09
There will be a crisis that will emerge "suddenly and unexpected", his administration will then swoop in to save the day and whammo....instant presidential hero. this administration is already fond of the "never let a good crisis" go to waste, (following in the footsteps of his mentor, the previous administration) so i suppose they wouldn't let an oportunity for a good crisis go to waste either. they couldn't do it with the economy....swine flu is a bust and even a terrorist attack here on our home soil hasn't been enough yet.....marq my words, with in the next year...something BIG is going to happen, or at least something that will be made to be much bigger.
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@clrumfelt (4493)
• United States
11 Nov 09
People haven't had much time to digest the terrorist situation yet, and his numbers have gone down on virtually every other major topic, so I think he won't be getting a free ride for too long. Except by most of the media.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
11 Nov 09
I think it will go down like this. He will make a major foreign policy blunder that will be very unpopular and Hillary will resign and challenge him in 2012. Remember he got the nomination because of the Super Delegates. If they turn on him he will not get the nomination.
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@us2owls (1681)
• United States
11 Nov 09
Blunder or no blunder I think Hillary will run against him anyway.
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@clrumfelt (4493)
• United States
11 Nov 09
If the democratic party doesn't run hilary in 2012, she will likely run as an independent, and probably win!
@clrumfelt (4493)
• United States
11 Nov 09
Correction, I think the conservatives will win in 2012, but hilary will likely win most of the liberal votes.
• United States
10 Nov 09
They won't make him resign unless he has a HUGE scandel. ANd I mean HUGE. Bigger than Bill Clintons. He got impeached....but not fired. He would have to committ a felony for them to make him leave office early. I think he if becomes extremely unpopular enough they will let him finish out his term but preasure him into not running for re-election. Impeachement does not mean a dang thing anymore if the President gets to keep the job. I mean really....what did it mean for Clinton. He got impeached. He was still presiden the next day and the day after that and so on til the end of his term. Nixon is the only one to leave in absolute disgrace and he resigned and the next president pardoned him almost immediately.
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@clrumfelt (4493)
• United States
10 Nov 09
You are probably right. However, they can treat him as a lame duck while allowing him to keep his office. Heck, I think Pelosi and Reid are running the show, anyway.
• United States
11 Nov 09
your right about that. Pelosi and Reid are the ones running things...not Obama.
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@LocPro (9)
• United States
11 Nov 09
I hope not. I voted for President Obama and while he has come up short on some promises he made campaigning. I still believe he is the right man for the job right now. Did you really want McCain running the whitehouse. This country needs an entire overhaul and one president is not going to change it. The American people will have realize that it is time to change how government works and make it work for us. It is meant to serve us not to be a extension of corporations and interest groups.
@anniepa (23672)
• United States
11 Nov 09
I hope not too. Welcome to myLot, LocPro, and I hope you enjoy yourself here! You'll take some flack for your words here (we're in a heavily conservative and heavily anti-Obama group here!) but I happen to think you nailed it quite well! Annie
@anniepa (23672)
• United States
11 Nov 09
Who the heck's Howard Galganov...lol? Seriously, I'd never heard of him until moments ago and after reading what he had to say I doubt I'll be looking him up again anytime soon. I know you guys don't like to have any comparisons to Bush but I can't help it in this case; if HE wasn't impeached and if HE managed to win a second term I sure don't think President Obama has anything to worry about. Annie
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@clrumfelt (4493)
• United States
11 Nov 09
Mr. Galganov wrote an op-ed piece stating the facts as he sees them. His opinion doesn't have anything to do with former president Bush.
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
10 Nov 09
I am in the UK and a vast majority of the people here think that he won't live out his first term. For the sake of his children I do not want to see that happen but I certainly hope he is impeached. American and it's tax paying citizens cannot afford him any longer and the sooner they see this in the House and the Senate and get rid - the better it will be for everyone. Pelosi needs to go with him.
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@clrumfelt (4493)
• United States
10 Nov 09
Thanks for your comments. I was thinking the same thing about Pelosi.
• Qatar
10 Nov 09
Hi... I've read the article though I don't agree with everything in it, yet there are things about Obama that made astonished. He is really good at lecturing and pretending that he want to make the planet a peace and save place . this is ridiculous for me because leadership is not about that! he was just trying to win the people hurt and make them trust in him so he can dominate them although I don't think that he can or will.
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@clrumfelt (4493)
• United States
10 Nov 09
I agree. President Obama has been given a lot more accolades than he deserves and he seems to have no real plans except to bring the USA into socialism. I have faith the American people won't stand for it long.