For Obama, who needs enemies with friends like Ed Rendell and Doug Wilder?(Read article summary)
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has said that President Obama could face a Democratic challenge in the 2012 presidential election. Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder suggests that Mr. Obama should dump Vice President Joe Biden. Both are Democrats.
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But that hasn’t stopped some high-profile Democrats from thinking out loud about both possibilities.
First came Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D), who suggested last week on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Obama could face a challenge from the left if he does not begin to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan in July 2011, as promised.
A primary challenge “is really possible,” Governor Rendell said, without naming names. “It depends on how far [the war in Afghanistan] deteriorates.”
And by the way, Rendell also opined that Obama shouldn’t have agreed to go on “The View.“ “There's got to be a little bit of dignity to the presidency,” Rendell grumbled.
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