Mr Morrissey provides this comment:
Still, these are not numbers that guarantee a loss in 2012. The base may be unenthusiastic, but they will have nowhere else to go in a 2012 general election. If their disaffection starts bringing down Obama’s approval numbers in a serious way, it could provide a signal for a primary challenge in the fall from a Democrat more aligned with the anti-war Left, perhaps especially if the GOP forces Obama to start proposing significant cuts to entitlements. These numbers make that a remote possibility, though, and there isn’t any significant national figure among Democrats who could run to Obama’s left — certainly not Hillary Clinton, who ran to his right in 2008 and is most responsible for the decision to start a war in Libya that isn’t going terribly well now. Bill Richardson may be the only non-fringe candidate on the scene with enough credibility to make Obama sweat, or perhaps Russ Feingold, who would be much less inclined to try it.On the other hand, my wife thinks Hillary Clinton could pose a serious challenge to President Obama in the primaries.
So, we wait and speculate.
Meanwhile, over at the Althouse Blog there is this poll for you re Rep Michelle Bachmann running. For those of you who aren't sure who she is, she is the former IRS attorney now in the US House of Representatives from Minnesota. Everyone can vote, but unlike Chicago, only once a day from the same computer.
Regards — Cliff