It's not a pretty sight. Not at all.
And Obama can't run away from his situation -- a very messy situation that he mostly created.
Here's part of what Franken said:
A November Zogby Interactive poll shows that half of the respondents—self-identified as ``likely voters''—say they do not plan to vote for Obama in 2012, compared to 40 percent who said they expect to.
Even in his own party, he has adversaries. Democratic pollsters Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen wrote a Washington Post op-ed suggesting that the president immediately announce he will not run again.
``By explicitly saying he will be a one-term president,'' they argued, Obama would be ``...draining the poison from our culture of polarization and ending the resentment and division that have eroded our national identity and common purpose.''Click here to read the entire column at the Houston Chronicle.
There is every indication the president plans to seek re-election. But he and those who tailor his policy have a lot of stitching to do if they want to avoid becoming a presidency too much in tatters to stretch things out for an extra four years.