‘Professional left’ not ready to back an Obama primary challenger in ’12
As angry as it might be, the professional left isn’t ready to back a primary challenger to President Obama just yet.
Two high-profile liberals on Thursday said they are not interested in running against the president in 2012, and liberal bloggers say any challenge to Obama would be fraught with difficulty.
“I haven’t heard of a credible name that has been floated that would challenge President Obama,” said David Sirota, a prominent liberal blogger. “I haven’t heard of that. I think it would be very difficult to do.”
Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos, who is also a columnist for The Hill, said he didn’t think Obama would get a 2012 primary challenge “in a million years.” In an e-mail, Moulitsas also said Obama shouldn’t be challenged.