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DNC Chairman: Likelihood of Obama primary challenge ‘virtually nil’

After the “shellacking” the Democratic Party took in the 2010 midterm elections, there was some speculation that President Barack Obama could be vulnerable to a primary challenge for his own party’s nomination in 2012. But that doesn’t appear very likely, at least according to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine.

On Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “State of the Union,” Kaine dismissed the prospects in an interview with show fill-in anchor Ed Henry.

“Ed, I think it’s very unlikely that the president is going to face any kind of a serious primary challenge within the Democratic Party,” Kaine said. “You and I know that you can always get a fringe candidate or somebody to run.”

Kaine didn’t completely rule it out, but he measured the possibility of such a challenge to be “virtually nil.”

“So, you know, could somebody throw in their name?” he continued. “And, yes, it’s possible, but I think the likelihood of any serious challenge to the president is virtually nil. And I think the president’s strong performance and especially the three major accomplishments at the end of the year make it even smaller.”

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  • mojo

    It’s an old Dem political maxim – “Never change horse’s asses in the middle of a debacle.”

  • bigdave

    Funny how the MORONS continue to call “birthers” cruel names, without ever offering any EVIDENCE to the contrary!! Has the GRANDMOTHER’s QUOTE, ” I was there in Kenya the day he was born” been struck from the records? What about the site memorialized in Kenya where he was born? DESTROYED? WHERE ARE THE SCHOOL RECORDS and WHY were they confiscated? LOCKED UP AND PROBABLY CHANGED! WHY? THEY STATE OBAMA IS A FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT. THATS WHY. HOW SIMPLE CAN IT GET! IF THE MAN IS AS SMART AS THE EVIL MEDIA PROCLAIMS, SHOW US THE A’s! So far all I see is a typical LEFT WING SOCIALIST IDEOLOG WHO CAN NOT TALK WITHOUT A TELEPROMPTER AND SIMPLY STICKS TO THE COMMUNIST MANTRA…KEEP TELLING LIES UNTIL THEY BELIEVE YOU! And so far, this man has done NOTHING EXCEPT MAKE LIFE MORE EXPENSIVE, MORE CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT, WITH LESS FREEDOM, DESTRUCTION OF THE BEST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN THE WORLD,)inspite of attorneys and the attempted destruction by Ted Kennedy and other DEMORATS, THE AMERICAN DREAM DESTROYED BY ANTI-BUSINESS DEMORATS and OBAMA, SPENDING US INTO OBLIVION WITH DEBT THAT CAN NEVER BE PAID BACK, DESTRUCTION OF THE DOLLAR, ENERGY COSTS ABOUT TO GO THROUGH THE ROOF, NO DRILLING OR DIGGING FOR COAL OR NATURAL GAS NOR BUILDING MUCH NEEDED REFINERIES…ABSOLUTELY NOTHING DONE TO SECURE OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD, RATHER TO DESTROY EVERYTHING THAT WAS BUILT. AND NOW REPARATIONS!!! Make this generation PAY for the people of TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO…TOTAL GREED AND INSANITY.

  • OthugoisaLOSER3

    This dude does NOT live in REALITY….
    When Othugos numbers slides below 39% GUARANTEED he will get at LEAST ONE CHALLENGER

  • daveinok

    I agree with him. The democrats do not have a better candidate. They are all democrats too.

  • votersofny

    No problem, he won’t be running anyway. Why do you think he keeps saying he’s a one-term president? For sure he has to show his documents this time and we all know he isn’t eligible to be president. We’ll be needing to see his real birph certificate, passport and other documents. One he shows them, the world will know what a fake he is. He won’t get away with it again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasmine-Clark/1785223171 Jasmine Clark

      i hope so but unfortunately he’s sneaky and will probably get around that -__-U ugh.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grant-Devereaux/1317155160 Grant Devereaux

      You cannot be serious. You are still on that birther nonsense? What would it take, a video of him being born in the hospital with the governor of the state and several hula dancers present to convince you?

      • thephranc

        It would take holding him to the same standards they hold all other candidates, like say McCain.

      • kingfish

        How about over 2 dozen lawsuits across the country starting BEFORE his election and at least 3 before the Supreme court, all thrown out PRIOR TO “discovery”. TAKES A LOT OF MONEY TO GET THAT DONE, AND SOROS (his puppeteer pulling his strings) HAS IT. But the defense was actually paid by TAXPAYERS to the tune of $2 million. KAGAN (now sitting on the Supreme Court) defended his foreign butt. Attorney Orly Taitz confronted INJustice Roberts on “losing” paperwork on the case (see youtube).

        He has over 30 social security numbers. The one he uses most is from CT, a state where he never lived or worked. He has several passports from different countries. During the years he was “supposed” to be attending Columbia University, he was actually training at a CIA camp in Pakistan. Obama is a CIA shill….his Columbia diploma bought and paid for without attending the school at all. Neither students nor law school faculty ever saw him there. REV MANNING “proved” all this in his OBAMA CIA TRIAL on May 15, 2010, and forwarded all the documentation to the INJUSTICE DEPT and the “set-em-up” FBI.

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