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Obama’s Renomination Snooze
|Contributor||TX DEM |
|Last Edited||TX DEM Jan 04, 2012 03:09pm|
|Author||David de la Fuente|
|News Date||Wednesday, January 4, 2012 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Is Barack Obama going to be reelected? |
No one can say for sure. However, there is one thing we do know. He will be the Democratic nominee without lifting a finger. Only five Presidents have ever lost renomination. All occurred in the 1800s, the most recent being Chester Arthur’s defeat in 1884.
It seems unlikely that in today’s political realities that a party would toss an incumbent President overboard during renomination short of criminal activity. While no primary challenge puts Obama out of the spotlight as seven Republicans fight to be his opposition, such time out of the limelight is a good thing for the President in the long run.