Will Libya bring about a primary challenge to Mr. Obama?

The topic of Libya came up in one of my social network discuussion groups. The question was whether issue of Libya will bring out a challenger to President Obama during the primaries.

No, Libya will not be enough to incentivize a primary challenge against Mr. Obama. Where is it going to come from? The far left?

Even if a primary challenge were to come from the far left, it would only strengthen Mr. Obama in the eyes of moderates, especially if he were to successfully beat back that challenge.

In turn, Republicans would definitely be forced to find a more moderate or center-right candidate because allowing Mr. Obama to firmly occupy the middle would lessen their chances at the White House.

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Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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4 Responses to Will Libya bring about a primary challenge to Mr. Obama?

  1. sasoc says:

    You ask a very good question, and I think Obama’s Libya war just might be provocative enough to draw a challenge. People talk about Hillary’s potential for a 2016 run, but I believe strongly that she is lying in wait to spring a challenge on Obama for 2012. It’s a tough tightrope walk for her, to be sure, but I think it’s coming.

    • altondrew says:

      Thank you for your insight. Hillary has proven herself a more than capable secretary of state and has the gravitas for the presidency. I’ve gotten the impression from her interviews on the matter that she may not have the energy for a run. If she is going to do it, do you think she’ll have to step down within the next six months? Has Obama’s start on the election trail this week frozen her out or will she do a Bobby Kennedy?

    • altondrew says:

      Forgive my first response. I just realized you were referring to Hillary running in 2016. I could see that but if she does the traditional thing and leaves her secretary of state post after one term, how would her being out of the limelight hurt or help?

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