But many Democrats want to see him face some accountability in 2012:
President Barack Obama emerges from a bruising midterm election with uncertain prospects for the next one in 2012, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
Nearly half of his own base — 45 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents — want someone to challenge him for the Democratic nomination, according to the poll.
And, assuming he wins re-nomination, barely more than 1 in 3 voters, or 36 percent, said they'll definitely vote for him, while nearly half, 48 percent, said they'll definitely vote against him.
His political problems start with his own base.
Among Democrats, 41 percent want someone to challenge Obama for the 2012 nomination, while 51 percent don't.
Moreover, a majority of Democratic-leaning independents, 56 percent, want him challenged, while 33 percent don't.
Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, 39 percent said they'd want any primary challenge to Obama to come from the left, and 40 percent said they'd want it to come from the right.
"He's in the murky middle," Miringoff said. "He's not energizing his base, nor is he convincing enough independents. Those numbers all reflect a real restlessness about him. This is not a pretty picture for him."
Therein lies the problem with Accountability and his administration.
He's a wishy-washy corporate centrist who has been tarred as socialist by the right and is increasingly seen as a sell-out by the left. And the middle doesn't like him either.
So who does like him?
Well, HE likes HIMSELF. He thinks he's doing a fabulous job if just other people would notice. When he does blame himself for something, it's that he hasn't done a good job communicating to people how successful he has been.
But that's all jive.
Unemployment is 9.6%. Corporate profits are at an all-time high but people are STILL being laid off and now the Village Elite is coming for Social Security cuts. Foreclosures, many fraudulent, are rising in many parts of the country and the Obama mortgage plan (HAMP) has added to the fiasco, not made things better. Wall Streeters are partying like it's 1989 again. The top 15% own 80% of the wealth in this country.
And Obama sees nothing wrong with any of this.
That is the problem with him.
I have been talking about a primary challenge for Obama for a long time now.
It could happen.
If not because of the economy, then perhaps because of Afghanistan.
Hell, I think it ought to happen just because of his corporate-friendly, pro-privatization policies on education.
Regardless of the reason, let's get this movement started.
PRIMARY OBAMA 2012.